Central European foreign ministers discussing repercussions of war in Ukraine

The foreign ministers of five Central European countries are meeting at Štiřín chateau near Prague on Tuesday to discuss the war in Ukraine and its international repercussions. The Czech Republic, which called the meeting, has sent military aid worth nearly 1 billion crowns ($45 million) to Ukraine since the war started and has taken in some 300,000 refugees. The government is also considering the possibility of US troops being stationed on Czech territory. The informal group Central 5 (C5) consists of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia. It was established in response to the coronavirus pandemic and last met six months ago in Vienna.