Despite the war, Ukraine is working towards the restoration of civilian flights. Today, Ukrainian pilots are undergoing internships and training on simulators in France, and the Czech foreign minister announced his participation in this process. The state will allocate 22 million Czech crowns (≈ €1 million) for the training of a group of student pilots from the Kyiv National aviation university. After completing the training, students will be able to get the role of a co-pilot.
"Thus, the project will contribute to the speedy restoration of air traffic and, consequently, the overall reconstruction of the country," Jan Lipavsky.
The funds will be allocated as part of the program of non-military assistance to Ukraine. According to the government decision of 2022, the Czech Republic will allocate 500 million crowns (≈ €21 million) during 2023-25.
As of February 24, 2022, Czech military assistance to Ukraine amounted to ≈ €1.2 billion, plus weapons for ≈ €1.27 billion.