The Ukrainian Armor recently conducted a meeting with delegates from the Slovak firm Czechoslovak Group. During the meeting, the Slovak representatives affirmed their commitment to collaborating with the Ukrainian defense sector on both existing and forthcoming projects. Roman Shelenh, the head of the marketing department at Ukrainian Armor, shared this information with Defense Express.
“We held a meeting and negotiations with the leadership and owners of Czechoslovak Group during this exhibition [IDEB-2023, which took place in Slovakia from October 3 to 5], and they, in turn, engaged in discussions with the new party leader. They assured us that this will in no way affect our current collaboration,” Roman Shelenh said.
Indeed, the Slovak company intends to proceed with all ongoing projects and, furthermore, there was a discussion about expanding projects and cooperation.
“They mentioned that the situation isn’t entirely straightforward, and Slovakia’s declarations were related to refraining from exporting or gifting their own weaponry, particularly the equipment currently in use by the Slovak military,” he explained.
At the same time, Roman Shelenh notes that there are no objections in Slovakia to supplying weaponry on a commercial basis, “Therefore, we are very optimistic and believe that this will not pose a barrier to our productive cooperation.”
As Defense Express previously reported, it recently became known that Ukrainian Armor, in collaboration with Czechoslovak Group and General Dynamics European Land Systems, are discussing the issues of supply and licensed production of the ASCOD vehicles.
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