The Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed the Czech-made RM-70 MLRS in Severodonetsk.
In mid-April, it was revealed that the Czech Republic had sent two dozen RM-70 MLRS to Ukraine. The first evidence of the RM-70 MLRS deployment near the combat zone only on May 10.
The RM-70 (Raketomet vzor 1970) is a Czechoslovak version of the Soviet MLRS BM-21 “Grad”. The first RM-70 was brought into service in 1971.
The Czech Republic has long since decommissioned its RM-70 and has now found a way to get rid of such equipment in storage providing it to the Ukrainian Army.