NATO Military Convoy Moves Through The Czech Republic

A military convoy of 125 vehicles and nearly 550 U.S. and British troops crossed the border into the Czech Republic. The troops are spending the night in the barracks in Stara Boleslav and are expected to continue on their way to Poland in the morning.

Photo courtesy of Jan Uruba, The Czech Journal

First troops crossed the Czech Republic’s western border on Saturday around 9 am. The British and American soldiers are driving from Germany to Poland where they will operate within NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.

The convoy consists of American and British personnel and military equipment.

Using freeways D5, D1, D0, and D10, the convoy found its way from Rozvadov/Waidhaus border crossing, around Prague, to barracks in Stara Boleslav. The group is planned to start moving towards the Nachod/Kudowa border crossing in the morning and to be out of the Czech Republic during Sunday’s afternoon.

Photo courtesy of Jan Uruba, The Czech Journal

The convoy is divided into seven smaller groups for security reasons and to avoid traffic complications. Each part is also escorted by the vehicles of the Czech Military Police. So far, only minor technical malfunctions which were taken care on the side of the highway were reported.