Interior Ministry registers increase in asylum seekers from Ukraine

Around 250 Ukrainian citizens have applied for asylum in the Czech Republic since the start of the year, an official of the country’s Interior Ministry told a Senate committee on Thursday. The number of applications has risen by several dozen due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, according to the ministry. The Senate committee also heard that the Ministry was is closely monitoring the situation in cooperation with Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and other countries to increase the country’s preparedness for a potential influx of refugees.