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Czech President says Czechia found way to get 800,000 shells for Ukraine

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 16:20
Czech President says Czechia found way to get 800,000 shells for Ukraine
Petr Pavel. Photo: Getty Images

Czechia has found a way to acquire 800,000 shells for Ukraine but it needs funding to do so, Czech President Petr Pavel has said.

Source: Pavel in Munich at the Ukrainian Lunch organised by the Pinchuk Foundation, as reported by a European Pravda correspondent

Details: Pavel spoke at a panel discussion with the leaders of 5 EU member states and commented on the challenges of supplying weapons and ammunition to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He said Prague had found a way to arrange such supplies.


"We need to support Ukraine by supplying ammunition from all possible sources. We need to be as innovative and flexible as Ukrainian soldiers and look for military equipment everywhere," he explained.

Pavel noted that Czechia "looks for military supplies around the world and then works with our NATO partners" and specifically mentioned Denmark, the Netherlands, and Canada, which have provided resources to bring military equipment to Czechia. "And then we promptly transport it to Ukraine," he explained.

Pavel added that Czechia had been successful in searching for it.

Quote: "So far, we have found half a million 155mm shells and 300,000 122mm shells, which we can ship [to Ukraine] in a few weeks provided we have the funding. We will address our partners in the United States, Germany, Sweden, etc., for such assistance," he said.

Background: Earlier in Munich, Denmark urged Europe not to hide behind excuses about production problems in supplying weapons to Ukraine.

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