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Greece prepares to transfer large batch of ammunition to Ukraine - Media

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Greece plans to deliver a large batch of ammunition to Ukraine. It will be transferred through Czechia, informs iEidiseis.

"The government is preparing to send a large quantity of ammunition to Ukraine through Czechia and is seeking approval from the relevant parliamentary committee," the source states.

The media also indicates that the ammunition will come from the stocks of the Greek army, and the Armed Forces of Greece have assessed them as "fit for use."

Greece plans to sell them for 150 million euros. Military officials also reported that among the ammunition put up for sale are those that have been used in training exercises.

Ammunition for Ukraine

The ammunition is currently one of the main needs of Ukrainian defenders, as its use allows them to resist the advance of Russian occupiers.

Last month, the President of Czechia, Petr Pavel, announced that his country had found around 800,000 pieces of ammunition that could be transferred to Ukraine outside the European Union. However, funding is needed for the deliveries.

A number of Western countries have already announced their participation in the Czech initiative, allocating funds for the purchase of ammunition.

Recently, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, stated that the first deliveries of ammunition to our defenders are expected in April.

Recently, the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Lipavský, said that Ukrainian military personnel could receive twice as much ammunition within the framework of the Czech initiative. The possible supply includes 1.5 million artillery shells.