Ukrainian President Zelenskiy named Prague the “savior of the city”

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, signed Decree No. 742/2022 “On granting the city of Prague the honorary title of “Savior of the city”.

The award pays tribute to the solidarity of local authorities, residents and volunteers of Prague with the Ukrainian people, to the large-scale comprehensive assistance to Ukrainian citizens who were forced to leave their homeland as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, as well as the strong support of our state in protecting its independence and sovereignty.

“Congratulations, Golden Prague, and thank you very much,” Yevhen Perebyinis, former Ukrainian ambassador to the Czech capital, wrote on Twitter.

Since the start of the large-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, Prague has been home to more than 100,000 Ukrainians who came to the Czech Republic in search of salvation. In total, the country hosted more than 460,000 Ukrainian citizens.

The Czech Republic actively and resolutely supports our country in countering the aggression of the Russian Federation and overcoming its consequences. The Czech Republic is also one of the leaders in providing security assistance to Ukraine.

Prague has become the third city, after Rzeszów and Przemyśl in Poland, to receive the honorary title of Savior of the City.

Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib took to social media to thank Ukrainian authorities for the award, noting on Twitter that the city had “provided wartime safety for 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, mostly women and children. since the end of February.

“We also support Ukraine materially and will continue to do so even in the context of post-war reconstruction,” he wrote.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Czech state has granted a total of 446,811 temporary visas, which allow their holders access to public health insurance, education and the labor market. work.

Berta D. Wells