The Chamber of Deputies commemorates the second anniversary of Russian aggression against Ukraine with a series of activities

The Chamber of Deputies will mark the upcoming second anniversary of Russia’s wartime aggression against Ukraine with a series of activities. The leadership of the House of Representatives, led by its Speaker, will take part, for example, in a memorial meeting at the Taras Ševčenko memorial in Prague. On Wednesday, February 28, the award-winning film documentary 20 Days in Mariupol will be screened in the parliamentary cinema hall. This will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of non-governmental human rights organizations.

The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic will commemorate the second anniversary of the illegal Russian military aggression throughout the territory of Ukraine with a series of events and activities. As of Friday, February 23, the facade above the entrance to the building from 4 Snemovní Street will be lit up with yellow-blue Ukrainian national colors for the whole next week.

On Saturday, February 24, at 11 a.m., the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, together with the President of the Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, legislators from the leadership of both parliamentary chambers and representatives of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic will participate in a memorial meeting at the monument of the prominent Ukrainian poet and independence fighter Taras Ševčenko on Kinských square in Smíchov.

“Taras Shevchenko is the author of the idea that we should not fight misfortune, but the one who causes it. Today and every day, Ukrainians prove that they are the true heirs of his legacy. For two years now, they have bravely faced Putin’s “three-day special military operation” and are not giving up their fight against overwhelming odds. But their fight is also our fight and we must not slack off in it, despite growing fatigue, or allow ourselves to be told that Putin is not in fact the aggressor and the main cause of misfortune in Ukraine,” said the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

On Wednesday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m., in cooperation with the non-governmental non-profit organization People in Need and under the auspices of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, a screening of the internationally acclaimed Ukrainian documentary 20 Days in Mariupol will take place in the House cinema. The screening will be followed by a thematic panel debate, in which the head of the non-governmental organization Almeda Marija Suljalina, the deputy director of the Divchata organization Darja Čekalova and the member of the parliamentary foreign committee Eva Decroix will speak together with People in Need director Šimon Pánek. In addition, a photo exhibition of children from Ukraine will be on display opposite the parliamentary meeting hall.

The public fundraiser, which was announced by the Speaker of the House in cooperation with the Goodwill Committee – Olga Havel Foundation, on the occasion of last year’s 2nd parliamentary summit of the International Crimean Platform, also focuses on psychological help for Ukrainian children. The collection, to which it is still possible to contribute here, has so far raised over 830,344 crowns and thus helped 56 children and teenagers affected by the war.

You can read the interview with Mr. Vitalii USATYI, Minister-Counsellor /Political Affairs/, Chargé d´Affaires – “They will never break our spirit” from our previous magazine issue here.