Czech PM back from Kyiv: Ukraine needs more humanitarian aid and weapons

On his return from face-to-face talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said the joint visit by the heads of government of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia was not only symbolic in signalling unequivocal support for Ukraine, but that it had also addressed a number of practical issues.

According to Mr Fiala, the topics on the agenda included sanctions against Russia and the need for more humanitarian aid and military supplies, namely anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons.  The politicians also discussed the possibility of forming an alliance of states that would offer asylum to Russian army deserters.

The Czech Prime Minister acknowledged the bravery of the Ukrainian people and said that if Europe and NATO continued in their support for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, there was a chance to reach a peaceful diplomatic solution.

Author: Ruth Fraňková