Czech, Slovak leaders arrive to a Ukraine under attack by Russia
Despite the mass missile attack from Russia, the Presidents of Czechia and Slovakia arrived in Kyiv on April 28 for meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Petr Pavel/Twitter)
Despite the mass missile attack from Russia, the Presidents of Czechia and Slovakia arrived in Kyiv on April 28 for meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The visit marks Czech President Petr Pavel’s first since Russia’s full-scale invasion began, while Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová addressed Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada in June 2022.
They arrived at the Nemishaieve railway station in Kyiv Oblast, before travelling to Borodyanka, which was nearly destroyed by the Russian invaders, reported Slovakia’s Denik N.
“Zuzanna Chaputova and I understand the value of freedom and justice,” Pavel wrote on Twitter.
“It’s difficult to see with our own eyes that Ukrainians are paying the highest price for this. Blood and life of their own citizens. They’re defending what they have in common in the fight against the aggressor. Therefore, we’ll support them.”
Chaputova said that after her previous visit to the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv, her attitude towards the war unleashed by Russia had changed from political to “deeply human.”
She also called Russia’s morning missile strike at Ukraine a reminder that “we cannot afford to look away.”
Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine overnight on April 28.
In total, air defense forces shot down 21 out of 23 missiles, including 11 outside Kyiv, as well as two drones.
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