In 2022, the Czech Republic appointed Tomasz Kopechny to the newly created state post of commissioner for the reconstruction of Ukraine. The official coordinates public and private efforts to help our state. Last year, the total amount of funds collected for Ukraine amounted to €14 million, and this year, according to Kopechny's forecasts, €20-25 million.
First of all, Czechia is interested in supporting the Dnipro region since now it is Ukraine's most powerful industrial region (previously, Donetsk was our country's most potent industrial region). And Czechia, as an industrial centre of Europe, has much experience cooperating with the Dnipro region. Kopechny helps to find solutions for war risk insurance to increase private investment in Ukraine and help restore local business.
"We will make every effort to fully restore and rebuild Ukraine," Tomasz Kopechny.
Another 50% of the commissioner's efforts for the restoration of Ukraine will be directed to assist in the restoration of industry and energy in Ukraine in an eco-friendly way, healthcare, modernisation of transport and water purification (which is extremely important for the Kherson region). Kopechny noted that Czechia is actively investing in military assistance. In addition to weapons and equipment, Ukraine receives from the Czech Republic tons of mobile hospitals, consumables, vehicles for evacuating the wounded, and so on.