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Czech Arms Firms to Repair Damaged Ukrainian Tanks

Czech firms will repair Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles damaged in combat following a request from Kyiv, the Czech defense ministry said Tuesday.

Subsidiaries of the Czechoslovak Group (CSG), a giant civil and defense industrial manufacturer, will repair Soviet-era T-64 tanks used by the Ukrainian military and then move on to repair BRD and BRDM armored vehicles, a statement said.

“The Czech Republic is the first partner country that the Ukrainian side has officially approached for cooperation in repairing ground weapons which need to be put into service or were damaged during combat,” Defence Minister Jana Cernochova said.

According to Czech media reports, Prague sent trainloads of T-72 tanks and Soviet-made armored vehicles to Kyiv to fight the invading Russian army.

Prague has so far not confirmed this.

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