Czech Ministry of Defense reveals list of military equipment supplied to Ukraine

According to the Czech defense ministry, from February 2022 to October 2023, Ukraine received a substantial supply of military equipment. This included fourMi-24 Hind helicopters, manufactured in 2005 and 2006, over 40 thousand units of various small arms and 4.3 million rounds of ammunition for them, over 4.2 million rounds of handgun ammunition, 128 mortars dating back to 1971-1979, and 17,400 mortar shells.

Furthermore, the Czech Republic equipped the Ukrainian army with 62 tanks from the 1960s and 1990s (certainly T-72 MBTs), 13 Danaself-propelled howitzers produced between 1980 and 1986, and 131 BMP-1 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles manufactured from 1973 to 1999. The aid package also encompassed other military equipment, as well as medical supplies like bandages and medicines.

Indeed, on April 6, 2022, Army Recognition reported that the Czech Republic had sent T-72B main battle tanks and BVP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. These vehicles are Soviet-made BMP-1s produced under license in the Czech Republic.

In a significant move earlier in January 2022, the Czech Republic announced the transfer of 4,006 stored 152-millimeter shells, valued at $1.7 million, to Ukraine at no cost. This decision, approved on January 26, 2022, by the Czech Defense Ministry, came in response to a request for assistance. The 152mm ammunition was intended for use with the DANA howitzers.

The ministry further added that the total cost of the military equipment provided exceeds 6 billion Czech crowns, or more than 241 million euros, marking a significant investment in support of Ukraine’s defense efforts.

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