Černochová: Czech Republic has called on EU to subsidise CZK 3.2 billion of its aid to Ukraine

The Czech Republic has asked the EU to subsidise CZK 3.2 billion worth of materiel that the country has provided to Ukraine, Defence Minister Jana Černochová said on Tuesday. Prague has thus far sent more than CZK 3.7 billion worth of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine since the country was attacked by Russia, the Czech News Agency reports.

Resources for military aid to Ukraine are being withdrawn from the so-called European Peace Facility fund, which has a budget of around EUR 5 billion. The fund is used to cover the arms supplies that EU member states are sending to Ukraine from their own reserves, the Czech News Agency writes.

Author: Tom McEnchroe