Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, April 22, 2022

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  • Russia has warned the Czech government in a diplomatic note that it must not provide weapons of Soviet origin to third countries without its consent. Czech ministers challenged the basis for the Russian argument as factually incorrect, and dismissed the warning as an attempt to deter the arming of Ukraine.


  • The gas distributer Pražská plynárenská has announced it will be increasing prices by 39 percent as of June, the ctk news agency reported.


  • The Czech Republic has issued 302,000 humanitarian visas to Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war, according to data released by the Ministry of Interior.


  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala will visit Poland on April 29 and talk to Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, the Czech Government Office said today. In Warsaw, Fiala is expected to discuss affairs connected with the conflict in Ukraine, the refugee wave or the switching to a new energy model in Europe next Friday.


  • Czech Senate chairman Milos Vystrcil and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky will attend the funeral of Madeleine Albright, the Czech-born former U.S. secretary of state, in the National Cathedral in Washington on April 27, the Senate and Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lenka Do told CTK today.

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