Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek confirmed in April that Prague supports the right to move freely across Europe for Ukrainians. However, labor unions do not share the government’s sentiments, pointing out that salaries in the Czech Republic are already low.

“HR agencies would force these migrant laborers to work for 12-16 hours a day, to share tiny dorm rooms with several other people. A Czech worker who has a family to feed and taxes to pay cannot compete with them,” said Leo Luzar, Czech MP and member of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia.

The leaders of four eastern European countries, known as the Visegrad Group, expressed their support for Ukraine’s European aspirations and promised to push for the cancellation of the visa regime for Ukrainians traveling to the EU countries.

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