Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, February 28, 2022

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  • The Czech national team will not play Russia in pivotal FIFA World Cup playoff qualifiers in March because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The announcement comes in the wake of similar decisions taken by Poland and Sweden.


  • The Czech Republic will send additional weapons and military equipment to Ukraine worth 400 million. On Saturday the country sent Ukraine machine guns, submachine guns, sniper rifles, pistols, and ammunition worth 188 million crowns.


  • Solidarity with Ukraine has brought domestic operators together. They have jointly decided that people will be able to make calls to the Russian-invaded state for free, in response to data suggesting that the number of calls between the two countries has increased by up to 900 percent.


  • 80,000 people gathered on Wenceslas Square on Sunday afternoon in support of Ukraine. The demonstration called by the movement Million Moments for Democracy, was addressed by the Ukrainian ambassador to Prague, members of the Ukrainian minority and human rights activists.


  • Last year, Prague Airport reduced its CO2 emissions by 72 percent compared to 2009. At the same time, the Company secured, again, its carbon footprint management certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.

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