The Authorities of the Czech Republic endorsed the proposal by the Defence Minister Jana ?ernochová to grant an exception from the situation of the standing of everlasting excessiveness of army materiel and realise its free switch to Ukraine, particularly regarding calibre 152 mm artillery ammunition. The Czech Armed Forces holds a adequate inventory of calibre 152 ammunition, which isn’t suitable with the newly acquired NATO calibre 155 mm artillery weapons. Due to this fact, it’s not a materiel that will be meant to be used by the Czech Armed Forces within the years forward.

“We’re creating bilateral cooperation on a sustained foundation and we assist Ukraine on its path to democracy. We now have fairly a broad number of choices out there, from political and diplomatic assist to particular measures, comparable to this donation of ammunition, which I regard an necessary gesture of solidarity,” Defence Minister Jana ?ernochová mentioned.


Ukrainian Floor Forces 2S3 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers

The donation contains roughly 4,000 pcs of calibre 152 mm artillery ammunition valued at roughly EUR 1.5 million, and might be realised by the advantage of a donation settlement included within the endorsed movement. The Ukrainian Floor Forces is supplied with howitzers utilizing 152mm caliber ammunition together with 152mm SpGH DANA, 2S19 Msta-S, 2S3 Akatsiya, 2S5 Giatsint-S, 2A65, 2A36 and D-20. The intention of the donation is to strengthen nationwide defence functionality of Ukraine, because it requested help in response to the scenario which includes a focus of main army potential by the Russian Federation on Ukrainian borders.

The Authorities of the Czech Republic granted the exception from the standing of everlasting excessiveness in compliance with the Act on the Czech Republic’s property, which stipulates that free transfers of title to property have to be executed in public curiosity. That situation has been met, as strengthening the defence posture of Ukraine is within the curiosity of the Czech Republic, as a result of it’s going to assist mitigate the chance of prevalence of an armed battle within the East of Europe.