Czechs mark second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Photo: Kateřina Šulová, ČTK

Czechs are marking two years since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine with commemorative events, marches, rallies and fundraisers taking place all around the country on Saturday.

In Prague, thousands of people gathered on Old Town Square on Saturday afternoon at the United for Ukraine rally in support of the Ukrainian struggle against Russian aggression.

President Petr Pavel held an opening speech, in which he said the goal of the war was not to defeat Russia, but to get it out of Ukraine and allow it to develop freely. According to the president, the West has no choice but to support Ukraine if it doesn’t want Vladimir Putin’s vision of the world to prevail.

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Author: Ruth Fraňková