Over 60 tanks, 131 BVP, or over 80,000 shells for howitzers. This is only a small fragment of what the Czech Republic has sent since the beginning of the conflict to Ukraine, which is defending itself against Russian aggression. The number of donated equipment was published by the Czech Ministry of Defense. The total price of the weapons exceeded 6 billion crowns. The oldest weapons donated to Ukraine date back to the late 1950s. The latest ones – rocket launchers – are from 2019.
The Czech Republic was one of the first to send military aid to the attacked country at the end of February 2022. However, the transport of weapons took place in a secret regime and the public did not know for a long time how much aid was being provided.
The heavy equipment that the Czech Republic sent to Ukraine also includes 62 tanks and 131 infantry fighting vehicles. The Czech Republic also significantly helps Ukraine by sending ammunition. For example, it sent 84,860 shells to howitzers and cannons. Also 17,400 shells for mortars or 4,900 rockets for rocket launchers. It also sent over 4,000,000 small arms rounds. Earlier, the military announced that it had sent four Mi-24 Hind helicopters to Ukraine, which were manufactured in 2005-2006.
In addition to military equipment, the Czech Republic also sent medical equipment, military equipment and spare parts to Ukraine. In the past, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs put the value of military aid at up to 10 billion crowns and said that it licensed the export of military equipment to Ukraine worth 30 billion crowns.
Among the biggest supporters of Ukraine is the United States with more than 45 billion dollars. They are followed by Germany with $17 billion. The Czech Republic is in the top ten biggest supporters of Ukraine when converted to GDP, when it sent 1.1% of its GDP.