Morning News: Monday, August 22, 2022

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  • Events were held in many places in Czechia on Sunday marking the 54th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on the night of August 20 to 21, 1968. A number of Czech politicians drew parallels between events of that time and Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.


  • Czechia plans to continue supplying military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, the country’s prime minister, Petr Fiala, said on Sunday after a ceremony marking the 54th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Mr. Fiala told reporters that Czechia wished to help repair damage to schools, hospitals and other facilities.


  • Around half of the regions in Czechia are planning to increase fares on their public transport systems. Prague does not intend to raise fares at present, though running the city’s transport system will cost an extra CZK 1 billion in the next year.


  • The Czech Republic has granted temporary protection visas to 415,691 Ukrainian refugees since the war in Ukraine started in February, with 4,116 visas issued over the past seven days, 69 more than the week before, the Interior Ministry has said on Twitter.


  • The first military helicopters being donated by the United States to the Czech army may arrive in the Czech Republic by the end of 2023. The helicopters are currently located in Hawaii, Czech Defence Minister Jana Cernochova told journalists on Friday.

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