Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, April 21, 2022

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  • According to Czech Health Minister Vlastimil Válek, Czechs have sent more than CZK 3 billion to humanitarian and non-profit organizations working for Ukraine, making it the third most generous country in the world.

 

  • The Kristian Prize, annually awarded by the Febiofest international film festival in Prague, will go to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov this year. The 29th Febiofest, scheduled for April 28-May 4, will feature over 90 contemporary films, with Sentsov’s new film Nosorih (Rhino) getting its Czech premiere.

 

  • Hackers have attacked some Czech websites, such as that of the Czech Railways, without any severe impacts for now, the National Agency for Cyber and Information Security (NUKIB) said on Twitter on Wednesday, with pro-Russian hacker group Killnet claiming responsibility for the attack, according to CTK’s sources.

 

  • The Czech Republic has issued almost 300,000 visas to Ukrainians fleeing the war since its start, the Interior Ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday, adding that after Easter, when the daily number of visas issued fell to roughly 1,000, it rose to 3,449 on Tuesday.

 

  • Czech President Miloš Zeman named 39 new judges at a ceremony at Prague Castle on Wednesday. Most of them will be serving in the Regional Court in Brno.

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