The Czech Republic helped Ukraine with the supply of weapons as much as it could, but it already had few options left for further assistance.
Czech President Petro Pavel said this in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung.
According to Pavel, the Czech Republic has already given Ukraine everything it could. He still sees some opportunities in the field of air defense and munitions, for which the Czech Republic has production facilities.
However, this type of production can be problematic due to labor shortages and low unemployment. "It is difficult to find labor here. But there are opportunities, for example, in the form of workers from Ukraine," he said.
Pavlo considers Germany's decision to provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks a very good step. "This opened the door for all other countries. For a successful offensive, the Ukrainians now need tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, anti-aircraft defenses and a lot of ammunition," he said.
"MiG-29 fighter jets, which will move from Poland and Slovakia to Ukraine, will also help. Every plane is important. I have no idea what we can do next," the Czech president said.
He added that the provision of Western aircraft would be a logical step, but in the long term.