Morning News: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

  • Some 94,400 refugees from Ukraine had jobs in Czechia at the end of January, the Czech News Agency reported on Sunday, citing an official from the national labour authority.


  • President-elect Petr Pavel has asked the Ukrainian administration to propose a date for his planned trip to Kyiv. He made the announcement at a press conference in Prague on Monday, adding that he expected the visit to take place in the near future.


  • Czechia has so far donated about CZK 4.8 billion in unused military materiel from the stocks of the Czech Army to Ukraine, a spokesperson for the Czech Ministry of Defence told the Czech News Agency on Sunday.


  • Czech sound engineer Viktor Prasil received the British film award BAFTA for the best sound for his work on the German film All Quiet on the Western Front, the BAFTA has tweeted.


  • A 41-year-old record held by Czech runner Jarmila Kratochvílová has been broken. On Sunday the Dutch athlete Femke Bol set a new indoor world record in the women’s 400 metres at the Dutch national championships in Apeldoorn in a time of 49.26 seconds, taking 0.33 of a second off the Czech’s long-standing record.

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