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Macron Discusses Czech Proposal on Artillery Shells for Ukraine

March 7, 2024 (EIRNS)—On March 5, French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Prague to discuss last month’s proposal by the Czech Republic to acquire 800,000 shells for Kiev from sources outside of the European Union. The Czech initiative to become an “artillery hub” for Ukraine was first voiced by President Petr Pavel at the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17. Back then, he said that Prague had found a way to buy 500,000 155mm shells and 300,000 122mm shells from non-EU jurisdictions.

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