12:44 07 Jul 2023

Czechia and Ukraine to bolster defense cooperation

Ukraine and the Czech Republic will significantly strengthen the cooperation of their military-industrial complexes, said President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday.

During a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala in Prague, he said that Ukraine and Chechia discussed arms supplies and the new production, Ukrinform reports.

"We talked about specific projects related to shells and military equipment," said Zelensky, adding that the Ukrainian Ministry of Strategy and Industry and the Czech Ministry of Defense signed a memorandum.

Zelensky also reported that Ukraine and the Czech Republic have specific cooperation projects in the energy sector. According to him, Czech businesses will actively participate in Ukraine's reconstruction, transformation, and infrastructure development.

The Ukrainian leader thanked the Czech Republic for supporting the European integration and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukrainians and protecting citizens who were forced to go abroad due to the war unleashed by Russia.


The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, visited Bulgaria on Thursday. The leaders of both countries concluded a joint declaration, which became the 22nd document, supporting Ukraine's membership in NATO.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov assured that Sofia supports the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and understands the importance of Ukraine for the security situation in Europe in the future.

Ukraine is also considering an agreement with Bulgaria to purchase two Russian-made nuclear reactors and other critical energy equipment.

After a visit to Bulgaria, Zelensky unexpectedly went to the Czech Republic.

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