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20-6-2019, 17:14 UTC
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Black Hawk down? Communists could pull support for Babiš gov’t if Soviet Mi-24s are replaced
[20.06.2019]   Brian Kenety

Mi-24, photo: Grzegorz Polak / CC BY-SA 2.5 The minority coalition government of embattled Prime Minister Andrej Babiš relies on the support of the Communists, giving the largely unreformed, pro-Moscow, anti-NATO party a political say for the first time since 1989. In exchange for its tolerance, the Communists have won some major policy concessions, and party chairman Vojtěch Filip seems increasingly determined to scupper a deal to buy US military helicopters to replace the Czech Army’s ageing fleet.

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