First group of Ukrainian soldiers complete training in Czech Republic

23 December 2022, 01:42 AM
Training of Ukrainian servicemen in the Czech Republic (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic)

Training of Ukrainian servicemen in the Czech Republic (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic)

The first group of Ukrainian troops completed its military training in the Czech Republic, which has been underway since Dec. 4, Czech news outlet iDNES.cz reported on Dec. 22.

According to the report, that the first group of Ukrainian military personnel were being trained by the Czech military at the Libau military training ground in Olomouc.

During the exercises, novice and experienced frontline fighters learned basic military skills from Czech servicemen, including using assault rifles, operating an infantry fighting vehicle, and essential command skills.

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Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová and Czech military leadership visited the Ukrainian unit, which is now waiting to be sent back to Ukraine.

“The Czech Republic stands behind you,” Černochová said.

“You are heroes for the Czech soldiers and for the citizens of the Czech Republic…; war criminal Putin must be defeated.”

Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic Karel Řehka assured Ukrainian colleagues of the support of the Czech army and wished them "a swift victory".

The ongoing program envisages four more such training tours for 2023, beginning in January.

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