Thousands of Ukrainians to work in Czech arms factories

Czechia will recruit thousands of experts from Ukraine to work in its arms factories, Deputy Defence Minister Tomáš Kopečný said in an interview for Czech Radio. He said agreement on this had been reached during a meeting between Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in October. The deputy defense minister said the arrangement would be beneficial for both sides since Czech arms factories are short of skilled employees. For example, the Tatra company from the Czechoslovak Group holding is short of five hundred people. He said the end number of Ukrainian workers would be in the thousands, depending on how the production capacities of Czech companies were increased.