Government backs deployment of troops to NATO’s eastern border

The Czech government has rubberstamped the deployment of Czech Army soldiers in foreign operations until 2024, the minister of defence, Jana Černochová, said on Twitter on Wednesday. The plan includes sending 1,200 troops to NATO’s eastern border.

The move must now be approved by the Czech Parliament.

Ms. Černochová said the proposal does not include the deployment of soldiers in European Union training missions in Mali and Iraq as the future of both those projects was being discussed in the EU.

Author: Ian Willoughby