On 18 April 2023, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda spoke via video call with Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kiyv. They discussed the situation in the Ukrainian capital and the war-torn Ukraine.
"It was a very pleasant debate, although about unpleasant things. I assured Mayor Klitschko of the continued support of Prague, which is a partner city of Kyiv. And partners should help each other," commented the Mayor of Prague, Bohuslav Svoboda, on the video call. "That is why we are accelerating the process of approving additional assistance to Kyiv, in the context of which Prague will donate medical supplies from the city's stocks worth over CZK 15 million,"_ he added.
The donation was approved today by the Prague City Council and will be finally approved at the meeting of the Prague City Council on Thursday, 27 April 2023.
During the interview, Mayor Klitschko invited Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda to visit Kyiv; Prague Mayor accepted the offer while assuring Klitschko that the Czech capital will continue to stand by Kyiv. "We will continue our support and assistance," he said.
"The Czech Republic is a country I feel many emotions towards. Prague and Kyiv have a lot in common. Not only do the two capitals have a right and left bank, connected by many bridges, but both are also home to hospitable people. I will be glad if you can see it for yourself," said Mayor Vitali Klitschko of the invitation of Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda to Kyiv. "We are stronger with you! Thank you again for the help from the Czech Republic and the city of Prague," he added.
The conversation took place roughly three weeks after Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda met with Kyiv's First Deputy Mayor Mykola Povoroznyk in Prague, continuing a series of contacts between the leaders of the two capitals that have been taking place since the outbreak of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
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