Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, May 12, 2022

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  • The Czech Senate called on the cabinet in a resolution today to continue with the quick supplies of further military materiel to Ukraine faced by Russian aggression and recommended to send in heavy weapons from the equipment of the pre-1989 Czechoslovak army.

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  • A meeting in Prague yestreday commemorated the people who were murdered or dragged away to the gulags forced labour camps by the SMERSH Soviet counter-intelligence from the then Czechoslovakia, where they fled from the Bolsheviks, after WWII.

 

  • Czech President Milos Zeman has given his approval for 103 Czech nationals willing to join the Ukrainian armed forces, but the president’s decision needs to be countersigned by PM Petr Fiala.

 

  • The Czech minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, says that a new temporary shelter will be built in response to the situation surrounding Ukrainian refugees at Prague’s Main Railway Station.

 

  • Hotels, pensions and camps across the Czech Republic housed a total of 2.81 million tourists in the first quarter of 2022. This is a tenfold increase when compared to the same period last year, which was marked by pandemic related lockdowns. Around 886,000 tourists visited from abroad.

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