Two months ago, the first Russian tanks entered Ukrainian territory. After many weeks of fighting, the Ukrainians regained the Kiev region, but in the meantime the Russian offensive on the Donbas began again. And while Ukrainians repel Russian attacks and liberate their cities bit by bit, often exposing the horrific consequences of the Russian military’s war crimes, world leaders are working to help the country. And how to strengthen security not only in Europe but around the world.
However, helping Ukraine militarily on the ground is not easy. As it is not a member of NATO, direct assistance is not possible, and member states send weapons and military equipment to the defense. The European Union, the USA and other countries buy weapons and military protective equipment from their budgets, and the Czechia has recently sent significant aid.
Are Ukrainians really successful in the fighting and where can Russian aggression have its limits? How best to strengthen Europe’s defenses, and what has the war on its borders shown the world? And how to evaluate the current course of the fighting and assistance to Ukraine?
We will ask the former Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Army, Jiří Šedivý, on Wednesday from 11:00 on the Connexionblog website. And you can also ask on our Facebook, Twittersend questions to the e-mail [email protected] or write them in the comments below the article, even during the live broadcast.
Due to the situation on the borders of Europe, the Czech Republic has recently decided to strengthen its own defense, Minister of Defense Jana Černochová (ODS) has requested an extraordinary increase in the budget of the Ministry of Defense for urgent purchases of military equipment. Last week, the minister discussed the purchase of American helicopters in the USA, but also a future mutual defense agreement between the Czech Republic and the United States. At the same time, she would be for the US military base in the Czech Republic.
Why has the Czechia not yet had an agreement with the USA and would the presence of American soldiers on Czech territory be an advantage? And what technology does the Czech army lack?
Watch on Wednesday from 11:00 on the Web Connexionblog.
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