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Ukrainian Railways [RUS]

Ukrainian Railways - Ukrzaliznytsia - has long been considered an inefficient company. Efforts to reform it have been underway for many years - the first modernization plans are almost 25 years old. Read more about the Ukrainian Railways in our article.

Perhaps, people will keep helping refugees, humanitarian workers hope [CZ]

Three months ago, Vladimir Putin started a war that, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, forced several million people to leave Ukraine. The refugees have received a wave of solidarity in the Czech Republic. The extraordinary material and financial support is unprecedented in the Czech history.

The United States ban Russian oil imports, Europe plans similar restrictions [CZ]

The invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine was a sharp wake-up call for the West, after which some countries decided to ban or restrict imports of Russian raw materials. The Russian Federation is one of the world's largest exporters of oil and natural gas. Trade in raw materials plays a crucial role in the Russian economy. However, only countries that are not fully dependent on Russian fossil fuels (the United States) could afford an embargo on them. Europe is currently planning similar measures. Regarding the EU countries, the process of moving away from Russian resources take almost a decade.

Ukrainian Economy in Times of War [RUS]

The Russian military invasion of Ukraine is a terrible shock to the Ukrainian economy and industry, which have already been in a difficult situation for the past decade. For more information regarding the current state of the Ukrainian economy, see our article.

Ukraine shuts down some pro-Russian channels, including Yevheniy Murayev's NASH TV [CZ]

The National Security Council of Ukraine (NSCU) has imposed sanctions on some Ukrainian TV channels, including TV NASH of ex-deputy and founder of the same name political party Yevheniy Murayev. The Council's secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, made the announcement on 11 February 2022, just after the Council's meeting in Kharkiv. The sanctions imposed provide for the suspension of terrestrial and satellite broadcasting of the sanctioned stations for five years. The channels broadcast pro-Russian propaganda, some of them including Russian programmes that are banned in Ukraine. Murayev's NASH channel has previously been fined by Ukraine's National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting for spreading hate and anti-Ukrainian speech. Moreover, the sanctions come shortly after Muraev was identified by British intelligence as a possible future puppet president in the service of Moscow.

Information for Ukrainian and Czech citizens in the Czech Republic regarding the conflict in Ukraine

In our post you will find a clear summary of specific ways of helping Ukrainian refugees and links to useful information for incoming Ukrainian citizens.