The Czech Republic will provide Ukraine with two Kub air defence missile systems and the necessary missiles, Czech President Petr Pavel has said, according to České noviny.
He noted that two Kub air defence systems with a relatively large number of missiles are currently being delivered. Ukraine can use as it has soldiers trained for this type of equipment.
Pavel added that Ukraine has already received about 100 tanks, the same number of armoured vehicles and a lot of ammunition from the Czech Republic. According to Pavel, the Czech Republic can also provide ammunition not only from its own resources, but also from third-country warehouses.
"This is what Ukraine lacks because the decisive part of the battle will have to be fought on the ground," the Czech president said.
The Kub self-propelled air defence missile system is designed to protect ground forces, mainly tank divisions, from attack aircraft flying at medium and low altitudes.
Earlier, Pavel warned Ukraine's leadership against the disaster of a hasty counteroffensive.