Gergely Karácsony joined the mayors of Warsaw, Prague and Bratislava on a visit to the Ukranian capital.
The municipal leaders visited Kyiv following the invitation by local mayor Vitali Klitschko – writes 24.hu.
During the visit the mayors also met high ranking state officials as well as the mayor of Bucha, where a
mass murder took place at the hand of invading Russian troops. Karácsony and his colleagues also had
the chance to meet European Union diplomats during their visit.
The aim of the visit was to let the mayors see the damage done to Ukraine by the invading Russina
forces as well as to talk about the infrastructural and humanitarian aid they can provide to Kyiv’s
Gergely Karácsony was joined by Bratislava mayor Matúš Vallot, Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski and
Prague mayor Zdeněk Hřib. Mayor Klitschko thanked the dleegation for their help, specifically
mentioning generators and buses that help the citizens in the Ukranian capital carry on with their lives,
while Russian troops are still attacking the eastern parts of the country. According to Klitschko, the war
resulted in at least 3.6 million internal refugees while the number of people who have left the country
ever sincet he invasion is nearing 8 million.
Following their official programme, the four mayors returned to Warsaw, where the Hungarian mayor
spoke about his experiences in Kyiv and Bucha. Karácsony pointed out that the four cities have
established the Association of Free Cities because they want peace and solidarity for the people of
Europe. Karácsony blamed the Hungarian government for not communicating honestly about the