In Ukraine in a day, what in Afghanistan in a month. The West is catching up with ammunition stocks — ČT24 — Czech Television

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, European countries drastically reduced their defense budgets, armies and arsenals. With the subsequent rise of al-Qaeda, they have focused on fighting terrorism, which requires other military investments and lighter forces, the NYT notes. Even NATO’s long engagement in Afghanistan, the paper said, bore little resemblance to the gun- … Read more

British Stormers, German Cheetahs and Polish tanks arrived in Ukraine — ČT24 — Czech Television

“I am sure that our fighters will use them very well,” said Anton Herashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, regarding the delivery of British machines. Britain is among the countries that have provided significant military aid to the country resisting the Russian invasion over the past five months. London announced ahead of time that … Read more

Germany donates 15 Leopard tanks to the Czech Republic. Negotiations on further purchases will also begin, said Černochová – ČT24 – Czech Television

According to Jakub Fajnor, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Germany appreciates how intensively the Czechia supports Ukraine with military equipment. According to available information, Prague also sent T-72 tanks and other heavy combat equipment to the country invaded by Russia. Cernoch said at a press conference that the supplied tanks would be combat-ready. … Read more