The move, supported by Czech president Milos Zeman, applies to the most vulnerable group – Czechs directly affected by the conflict in Donbas.

The relocations are expected to take place over the coming months. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have already been displaced from their homes as a result of the fighting.

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