Residents of the Czech Republic have successfully raised funds for the purchase of a modernized T-72 tank intended for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

According to Ukraine’s Ambassador  to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis, 11,000 people joined the fundraising as part of the “gift for Putin” campaign.

“The Czech Republic became the first country where ordinary people bought a tank for the AFU – an upgraded T-72 AVANGER,” the diplomat said on Twitter on Monday.

According to him, the tank was given the name Tomasz. “”33 million kronor (over $1.3 million) on the initiative of the ‘gift for Putin’”, more than 11,000 people contributed.”

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