The upper house of the Czech parliament has approved sending 1,200 troops annually to guard NATO’s eastern wing, Czech television reported. The plan is designed for 2023-2024.
“Almost unanimously, members of the Senate approved the plan for foreign military missions for 2023-2024. It, in particular, provides for the annual deployment of 1.2 thousand troops to guard the eastern wing of NATO. At the same time, the Czech military will serve in Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and in the three Baltic countries, ”the message says (quote from RIA Novosti).
In addition, 20 servicemen, according to the government plan for foreign military missions, will participate in the protection of “the diplomatic interests of the Czech Republic in Ukraine.”
The plan must be considered and approved by the lower house of parliament.