Prime Minister of Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka said that the words of Czech President Milos Zeman at the European Council about the annexation of the Crimea are at odds with the foreign policy of the country. About this he wrote on his Twitter page.
“Speech by Zeman in the Council of Europe contrasted sharply with our foreign policy, and the President had a mandate from the Czech government,” Sobotka wrote.
The Czech foreign Ministry has assured that the country’s position on the Minsk agreements and the sanctions against Russia remains unchanged.
On 10 October, speaking at the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Zeman said he believes the seizure by Russia of the Crimean Peninsula “finished matter” and proposes to solve the problem with compensation to Ukraine.
The deputies of the Assembly, speaker after Zeman, did not respond to his statement and some even paid him compliments.
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called the statement of the President of the Czech Republic on occupied Crimea “theatre”, which itself Zeman is an “actor”.
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