The event is attended by Ivan Rusnak, First
Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, participants
of Czech delegation led by Daniel Koštoval,
Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, and representatives of
structural divisions of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry and the Armed Forces
The Forum was organized to step up cooperation between Ukraine and Czechia in defence and industrial area, to determine the
cooperation prospects, to facilitate equipping the Armed Forces and other
military formations of Ukraine with the advanced items of military
technology, equipment and uniform.
Before the Forum, the participants had a chance to get familiarized
with the samples produced by the defence industry enterprises of the Czech
On opening the event, First Deputy Minister of Defense
of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak expressed gratitude to the
Czech party for the support provided by Czechia in
these difficult times. He emphasized that international support and the
example of foreign countries instil confidence into the Ukrainian society
that we are capable of achieving European values and freedoms.
"I believe the forum will give a new impetus to the development of
relations between the armed forces of Ukraine and the Czech Republic, and
strengthen regional defence cooperation as well. The Ministry of Defence of
Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will spare no effort to ensure that
the agreements reached during the forum were put into practice as soon as
possible," he said.
Daniel Koštoval, Deputy Minister of
Defence of the Czech Republic assured the Ukrainian party in solidarity of
the Czech people with the Ukraine’s stance and stressed that the results of
the Ukrainian-Czech forum will be of a practical nature.
"Today the Czech Republic has what to offer Ukraine, but Ukraine
has what to offer to the Czech Republic as well. So we have definite
proposals to develop our bilateral defence cooperation and ready to implement
joint projects", he reassured.
The Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic added that aimed
at launching the implementation of the projects Minister of Defence of the
Czech Republic Martin Stropnický is resolute
to pay an official visit to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine in the near