Czech general recognised NATO’s unpreparedness for long-term support of Ukraine
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the West to provide military assistance to Ukraine in the form of deliveries of various weapons – as stated by the former chief of the Czech military intelligence, Major General Andor Šándor, RIA Novosti reports
According to the general, some countries were initially in no hurry to provide military assistance to Ukraine. Germany, for example, promised to transfer a large number of various weapons to Kiev but, in fact, the country’s assistance turned out to be insignificant.
As Mr Šándor noted, European countries will soon have nothing to offer Ukraine. He stressed that anti-aircraft missile and anti-tank systems have already been transferred to Kiev while the stocks of the ‘Soviet legacy’ may run out in the near future.
Recently, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala confirmed the fact that the country’s authorities, when they promised to support Ukraine, were not ready for a protracted conflict. Mr Šándor stressed that NATO did not allow the idea that Ukraine would need such a large amount of equipment.
“We can’t even imagine how to rebuild civilian industry on a military footing,” the general stated.