Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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  • The Czech military has sent troops to Slovakia to build and operate a humanitarian base for 400 refugees from Ukraine. Earlier today, the Slovak government gave consent to 50 Czech soldiers helping the country cope with the refugee wave.


  • The state-run Czech Radio withdrew its permanent correspondent Ivana Milenkovicova from Moscow at the weekend due to the new disinformation law, that introduces criminal accountability in the form of up to 15 years in prison for disinformation and false news about the Russian military.


  • The City of Brno opened a Furniture Bank for Ukraine on Friday afternoon in Pavilion G1 of the Brno Exhibition Centre. It will collect functional furniture from residents and companies to furnish apartments and other spaces intended for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion.


  • The average monthly wage in the Czech Republic rose 4 percent year-on-year to CZK 40,135 in the final quarter of last year, according to official data released on Monday.


  • Public collections to help Ukraine have so far raised over CZK 1.5 billion in the Czech Republic, the largest amount ever raised in such a charity drive in this country.

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