The House of Representatives voted today on the government’s proposal regarding the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the Czech Republic. The majority, including the opposition movement YES, was in favor.
At the same time, the lower parliamentary chamber also agreed to the extension of most missions of Czech soldiers abroad, as proposed by the government. The Senate gave its necessary approval three weeks ago.
For the continuation of the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the Czech Republic to fight the Russian aggressor, 129 out of 150 deputies were present, at least 101 votes were needed for approval. The extension of Czech army missions abroad was then supported by 136 of the 153 MPs present.
The chairman of the deputies of the opposition movement SPD, Radim Fiala, tried unsuccessfully to reject the government’s proposal, because he understands the continuation of the training of Ukrainian soldiers as “support for the continuation of the conflict”. Only ten SPD MPs supported his proposal.