Breaking: Russian maestro condemns invasion of UkraineNews
The international conductor Semyon Bychkov, music director of the Czech Philharmonic, has issued a statement in Prague recalling past Russian invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
Bychkov said: ‘Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the lies that are being spread about it must be stopped before the rest of the world finds itself in the middle of another war. We must not remain silent and watch as history repeats itself as in 1956, 1968 and beyond. The bearers of death and destruction must be held accountable and rejected.’
The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has hung the yellow-blue national flag of Ukraine on its Rudolfinum building.