Czechs to announce defence spending increase at NATO summit

„President Miloš Zeman is set to announce an increase in the Czech Republic’s defence budget at the NATO summit in Wales on Thursday. Czech leaders also support plans to create a rapid-response military force.“

 While agreeing on the support for NATO, Czech leaders differ in the opinions on sanctions against Russia.On one side stands Bohuslav Sobotka, criticizing some of the sanctions, on the other side two Christian Democrat ministers instead proposed that the cabinet should officially denounce Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine. Petr Kratochvíl explained for the Radio Prague why the government’s approach to military spending differs from its stance on the planned new sanctions.

You can find the article of the Radio Prague here.

 About the author: Doc. Ing. Mgr. Petr Kratochvíl, Ph.D., Director, IIR Researcher