Public assembly with prayers organized by the Prayer for Ukraine initiative. January 12, 2023, Prague.
Prague – Around 50 people gathered in front of the Embassy of Ukraine in Prague today to express their support for Ukraine in the fight against the Russian aggressor. The gathering was organized by the Prayer for Ukraine initiative, which organized similar events last year after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Today's meeting was attended, for example, by the representative of the Czech Brethren Church, Jiří Schneider, or the deputy Hayato Okamura (KDU-ČSL).
Introduction spoke Martina Hanušová from the initiative, who reminded that Ukraine is fighting for the freedom of the whole of Europe. At the same time, Hanušová praised the pro-Ukrainian approach of the newly elected President Petr Pavel and the Czech government led by Petr Fiala (ODS).
“Even if the struggle lasted for months, maybe even longer, persist in the conviction that this struggle is just before God and before people, persist in the support – humanitarian, material, political, moral, military, even for the price that we will of course have to humble ourselves,” Okamura called for further support for Ukraine in his speech.
People prayed for the victims of the war, for perseverance in solidarity with Ukraine and for a just peace for Ukraine. Subsequently, the participants moved together to the embassy of the Russian Federation.
Friday, February 24, will mark one year since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Russian military launched an air and ground attack in the early hours of Thursday, February 24, 2022. The Russian aggression caused a huge wave solidarity in the Czech Republic and abroad. Western leaders immediately condemned Moscow's actions and continue to apply sanctions against Russia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Brussels, London and Paris this week. In a speech in the British Parliament, he said that The victory of Ukraine will change the world and deter all future aggressors.