The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said this week that more than 2,000 civilians had been killed and more than 2,800 injured since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There are at least 207 children among the victims. However, the actual number of victims is probably much higher.
action Lesha Franc alerted the organizers to the Belarusians, who are demonstrating against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, as well as the Russians, protesting against the war. “Similar events like ours also take place in Lviv, Kiev, Warsaw or Toronto,” said Franc.
The philosopher and activist Václav Němec spoke on behalf of the Czech side. He expressed sympathy for the people of Ukraine and criticized NATO and European Union officials for that, in his view, they did not intervene in time and prevent conflict. He received applause for saying that the solution was in a “paramilitary or military humanitarian action.” He called for an increase in arms supplies to Ukraine and a rapid cutting of Europe from Russian gas and oil. “When they say they don’t form, I imagine Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin gangHe said.
Other spokesmen called for an increase in arms supplies to Ukraine. The event ended with the singing of the Ukrainian anthem. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, a number of demonstrations in support of Ukrainians have taken place in Prague. More are planned. For example, on Sunday, April 24, a concert is held in the evangelical church U Salvátora under the auspices of the singer Marta Kubišová in support of the MRIA UA Help Centerwhere Ukrainian mothers and children go for basic food and hygiene needs.
The number of visas issued to people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine exceeded 300,000 in the Czech Republic. The majority of refugees in the Czech Republic are women and children.
“Do you accommodate refugees at home, or do you otherwise help Ukrainians in the Czech Republic? The flash fired web ProUkrainuwhere they will find practical advice and news in Ukrainian, written by people who have already gone through the same process. “