Fiala: Deciding to help Ukraine was easy

The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, says it was easy to decide to help Ukraine when it was invaded by Russia. Speaking on Wednesday, he said that at a time of multiple crises social reconciliation and helping the needy were more important than the rapid reduction of the state debt.

He said Czech society had been divided for a long time and that the public sphere was breaking up into various social bubbles, which impacts politics and public sentiment. This was seen during the Covid crisis, he said.

Mr. Fiala made the comments at a conference in Prague entitled Quo vadis, Czechia/Europe 2022.

Author: Ian Willoughby