Czech Republic Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula said that there is an opportunity of cooperation between Ukrainian and Czech authorities in supplying of some types of military equipment to Ukraine based on standard export licensing. He announced this in his interview for European Truth.
“Before now the policy of Czech Republic was limiting this possibility: since winter of 2014 there was a ban on supplies of military hardware and materials to Ukraine. Now we are making this procedure standard. This means that the question of granting a license will be considered for every case separately,” he said.
The Ambassador noted he did not have full information about Ukraine’s need for certain weapons but is convinced that a number of Czech manufacturers of military equipment are already in contact with Ukrainian partners.
At the moment defense ministries of Ukraine and Czech Republic cooperate mainly in such spheres like preparing, training of specialists and exchanging experience in military reform, according to him.
As it was reported earlier Ukrainian Parliament passed a bill about ratification of agreement between the governments of Ukraine Czech Republic about science and technology cooperation. According to the explanatory note, the agreement with Czech government provides the cooperation in such ways as exchange of the science and technology cooperation, exchange of the scientists and experts, holding the joint workshops, conferences and expositions, training of the scientists and experts in the technology sphere, joint scientific research, joint participation in the international programs.