Castle houses Ukrainian refugees in its apartments

Milan Malíček

The Office of the President of the Republic has allocated two larger apartments to accommodate Ukrainian refugees, primary mothers with children. The spokesman for the head of state, Jiří Ovčáček, announced this on the Prague Castle website on Friday.

“The security forces have excluded objects located within the security perimeter of Prague Castle and the castle in Lány. The Na Opyši building, where two larger apartments are available, has been identified as suitable for accommodating refugees from Ukraine, mothers with children,” Ovčáček said.

This was done based on an instruction from President Miloš Zeman, who asked us to examine the possibility of accommodating refugees in buildings managed by the presidential office.

According to Ovčáček, the two flats were offered to a non-profit organization established by the Roman Catholic Church, Charita ČR. Ukrainian citizens who had to flee their homeland due to the aggressive invasion of Russian troops could find temporary shelter in the apartments shortly.