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Czech soldiers to take part in 142 exercises abroad next year

ČTK |
7 December 2017

Prague, Dec 6 (CTK) - The Czech military will take part in 142 exercises abroad next year, compared with 113 planned for 2017, and 69 exercises will be held in the Czech Republic, Jakub Fajnor, from the Defence Ministry's press department, has told CTK.

"The priority goal of Czech soldiers' exercises with foreign partners in 2018 is to check and raise the level of the preparedness of Czech military forces for the country's defence in coordination with allies," Fajnor said.

The exercises are also be a preparation for armies' joint performance in operations and rapid reaction forces of international organisations, he said.

The plan includes four exercises of foreign armies in the Czech Republic, in which the Czech military will not participate.

They will be an exercise of Belgian units in the Hradiste military training grounds, west Bohemia, and exercises of Austrian and Dutch units in the Brezina training ground, north Moravia. In all these cases, the costs will be covered by the countries involved.

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