Czech Republic preparing to hand over T-72 tanks to Ukraine

9 January, 11:02 PM
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala signed one of the tanks to be transferred to Ukraine (Photo:Petr Fiala / Twitter)

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala signed one of the tanks to be transferred to Ukraine (Photo:Petr Fiala / Twitter)

Prague is preparing to hand over a batch of modernized T-72 tanks to Ukraine, Czech PM Petr Fiala said in a Twitter post on Jan. 9.

Fiala personally signed the barrel of one of the tanks, writing a short message of support to Ukrainian troops.

“On (one of) the T-72 tank, which will go to Ukraine, I wrote a short message to the brave Ukrainian defenders,” said Fiala.

“I believe that the Ukrainians will win the fight against Russian aggressors.”

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He added that Ukraine will receive a TREVA 30 armored recovery vehicle.

“During my visit to Czech Excalibur army arsenal, I also had a chance to christen the new TREVA 30 recovery vehicle, which can help Ukraine in the future,” said the PM.

On Dec. 21, the Czech Republic received the first of 14 Leopard-2 tanks from Germany, which should replace Soviet-era T-72 tanks.

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