United States military convoy travels through the Czech Republic this week

Through Wednesday, a United States military convoy will be travelling through the Czech Republic en route to Hungary

ČTK

Written by ČTK
Published on 23.05.2021 09:58 (updated on 23.05.2021)

The first vehicles from a U.S. military convoy travelling from Germany to a NATO exercise in Hungary drove into the Czech Republic just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

A total of 15 vehicles crossed into the Czech Republic on Saturday at the Rozvadov border crossing at the time.

After leaving their base in Germany, the U.S. troops will stop in an army tent camp in Rančířov near Jihlava, South Moravia, where they will spend the night.

In total, the U.S. convoy containing 600 soldiers and 190 vehicles will be crossing through the Czech Republic until May 26 en route to the NATO Defender Europe international exercise.

U.S. military convoy rides through Pilsen in 2015 via iStock / abadonian
U.S. military convoy rides through Pilsen in 2015 via iStock / abadonian

The convoy will cross into the Czech Republic at the Rozvadov border crossing during night hours, and drive on Czech motorways in small groups at one-hour intervals to limit the impact on local road traffic.

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The final convoy will leave the Czech Republic on Wednesday night.

The United States military convoy will be accompanied by both the Czech military police and regular police.

The same itinerary is planned for their return, from June 12 to 16. The U.S. troops have used the Czech Republic as a transit country annually since 2015, with the exception of 2020 when the NATO exercise did not take place.

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