The heads of both parliamentary chambers discussed with their Ukrainian counterpart in Prague about further support and sharing of experience

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Markéta Pekarová Adamová and President of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil held talks with their Ukrainian counterpart Ruslan Stefančuk in Prague. The main topic of the meeting was the continued support for the defiant Ukraine and the exchange of experiences between the parliaments. The meeting took place on the eve of the parliamentary summit of the Visegrad Group, to which even the leading Ukrainian representative was invited. The Czech Republic currently chairs the Visegrad Group.

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Markéta Pekarová Adamová together with the Speaker of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil welcomed the Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefančuk in Prague.

“We have been supporting the European perspective of our Ukrainian friends for a long time. For this purpose, the Czech Republic also took the lead in the community of like-minded countries of the European Union. Through practical training and the systematic transfer of specific experiences between national parliaments, they set themselves the common goal of helping Ukraine on its longed-for path to the family of EU member states,” said the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

The meeting took place on the eve of the parliamentary summit of the countries of the Visegrad Group (V4). In view of the extraordinary geopolitical events, the highest representative of the Ukrainian legislature was also invited to Prague for this.

“We started the meeting of the presidents of the chambers of the parliaments of the V4 countries with an evening meeting. We will know the results of the meeting, which will partly take place with the participation of the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, tomorrow. Our opinions on Russian aggression in Ukraine are different, but the politicians are here to communicate with each other and look for a solution,” added Senate President Miloš Vystrčil.

“We invited President Stefančuk to the Prague V4 parliamentary summit, among other things, because it is obviously important to remind some politicians that the brutal aggression in our neighborhood was unleashed by Russia, whose criminal regime is responsible for the deaths of many thousands of innocent people. Kremlin propaganda is very intense and unfortunately finds fertile ground in Central Europe as well. It is therefore fundamentally necessary to oppose its targeted disinformation campaigns again and again publicly and clearly,” added the speaker of the House of Representatives, Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

The meeting of the leading V4 legislators will continue tomorrow throughout the day in the Liechtenstein Palace in Prague’s Kampa. Other topics discussed there will be mutual inter-parliamentary cooperation, energy security, and the issue of migration. The Czech Republic will chair this informal regional grouping of Central European states until the middle of this year.