Minister of Defense Jana Ernochov presented the priorities of her ministry for 2022. (January 10, 2022)
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke last week about the Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Berlin about the fact that Germany could help the Czech Republic replace the weapons technology that Prague provided to the Ukrainian-Russian invasion. The Chancellor did not want to provide details, Fiala only stated that the form of the future agreement is very specific and relates to technology.
The Minister of Defense confirmed on Wednesday that the Czech Republic could obtain Leopard tanks from Germany. I think we have a good trip to make an appointment. And it’s just a matter of putting it into shape first and foremost, she said.
Asked whether the Czech Republic would receive Leopard 1 tanks from the 1970s or substantially modern Leopard 2 machines, the minister said that there would be a modification somewhere in the middle.
Since the arrest of the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of this summer, the Czech Republic has provided military assistance worth three billion crowns, according to the Ministry of Defense at the end of April. It does not disclose details for security reasons.
According to the Czech Republic, the Czech Republic also sent heavy equipment, including self-propelled howitzers Dana, salvo rocket RM-70 Grad, a Soviet-made T-72 tank or infantry fighting vehicles. At that time, Minister of Defense Jana Ernochov did not confirm or disprove the information.
Curiosity is human and I want those who want to find out what will bring us to Ukraine. I’m sorry, I can’t do that. There’s a wolf and we won’t make a killer with the letter Z easy! Let me know that we will send a military material to the Ukrainian friend. And we will continue to do that, she wrote then ernochov on Twitter.