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The Czech Republic is a Central European country bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. It has over 10 million inhabitants and its capital is Prague.
The Czech Republic for much of its history belonged at various times to the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire. It formed part of Czechoslovakia following World War 1, until the Velvet Revolution ended communist rule there in 1989. It gained independence in 1993. This page collates all of DW's content on the Czech Republic.
The Polish and Czech premiers pledged support for the country's independence after meeting with Ukrainian leadership in Kyiv, while Polish deputy PM Kaczynski called for a peacekeeping force to be sent to Ukraine.
FIFA and UEFA have announced that Russian clubs and national teams are suspended in all their football competitions until further notice. This comes after Poland, Sweden and Czech Republic refused to play against Russia.