Contents tagged with czech republic

  • Media: Russia used Czech Republic as a base for its attacks on Ukraine, EU and NATO

    The Czech Republic has become one of the bases for special operations against Ukraine, the EU and NATO. Russian special services tried to obtain "confidential information" of a political nature, the Czech News Agency reports, citing counterintelligence services of the Czech Republic.

    According to the media, the Russian special service "has a network of contacts in the Czech Republic, which they continue to develop."

    Last year, massive cyberattacks against state organizations and commercial …

  • Elections winner in Czech Republic excludes possibility of pro-Russian coalition

    The leader of the ANO party, the decisive winner in the Czech elections, said that he will not negotiate the formation of the government with the pro-Russian parties who were also among the leaders of the election.

    This was reported by iDnes, citing the speech given by ANO head Andrej Babiš. iDnes is part of Babiš’s own media holdings.

    Appearing before the media after the announcement of election results, the politician said that he would work “with all the political forces” in parliament, …

  • Czech MEPs call on President Zeman to apologize to Ukraine

    A group of members of the European Parliament (EP) from the Czech Republic have sent a letter to the President of the country, Milos Zeman, with an appeal "to apologize to Ukraine for [his] statements, thus at least partially correcting the harm," reported Radio Liberty.

    The deputies’ letter, which the editorial staff of Radio Liberty has obtained, also notes that Zeman undermined the authority of international law during his performance in Strasbourg, when Ukraine became a victim of Russian …

  • Czech Republic says it is ready to help Ukraine gain its energy independence from Russia

    The Czech Republic is ready to help Ukraine become an energy-secure country, as reported by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Pavel Belobradek, on Radio Liberty after a meeting with the Minister of Energy and Coal Mining of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk in Prague.

    According to Belobradek, it is the main outcome of negotiations concerning Ukraine's energy security and cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector.

    "The energy issue is the exact tool that Russia uses to …

  • US strategic bombers arrive in Czech Republic

    Two American strategic bombers, a B-52 and a B-1B, landed at the Mošnov airport in Ostrava, in the north-east of the Czech Republic. These powerful military aircraft will take part in the NATO Days, Radio Svoboda reports.

    “These planes take part in public activities extremely rarely, and so this is a unique occasion, when we can see them in this way,” observed Zbinek Pavlacic, one of the event organizers.

    The B-52 and B-1B already participated in the Ample Strike drills alongside the Czech …

  • Czech media: Russian diplomats die suspiciously too often

    The average life expectancy of a man in Russia is 65.9 years but employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country die much earlier, Lidove Noviny writes. Case in point, eight acting Russian diplomats have passed away in less than a year.

    Russian Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky, according to Russian official sources, was the latest victim of stress, a destructive schedule and bad genes. As the newspaper recalls, colleagues found him dead in a residence in Khartoum. Sudanese …

  • Mercenary who fought for separatists in Donbas on trial in Czech Republic

    The Czech police have brought the first charges against a Czech citizen for participating in the fight for the Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian separatists.

    As reported by the local media, the former Czech soldier “participated in the preparation of terrorist attacks on the Donbas”. The court is currently considering the case which has been placed under an “information embargo”.

    This is the first time that Czech prosecution authorities have begun considered a case with charges against a …

  • Czech Republic calls for maintaining sanctions on Russia until Minsk agreements are implemented

    The Czech Republic supports the preservation of sanctions against the Russian Federation until the Minsk Agreements on the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine are fully implemented, as stated by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lubomir Zaoralek.

    "The Czech Republic supports the sanction policy until the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Our sanctions are linked to the illegal annexation of the Crimea and the use of force after that,” said Zaoralek at a joint news …

  • Ukraine imposed sanctions on politicians from the Czech Republic and Serbia for visiting the Crimea

    The Security Service of Ukraine decided to ban for a period of five years the entry of four deputies from Serbia and a deputy from the Czech Republic who had traveled to the Crimea. Olena Gitlyanska, the press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine posted this update on Facebook.

    "The Security Service of Ukraine checked information about the presence of politicians from European and other countries in the Crimea who arrived there at the invitation of the pro-Russian authorities ‘to …

  • The Czech Republic created a center to fight Russian propaganda

    The Center for combatting terrorism and hybrid threats will start operating in the Czech Republic on January 1st, 2017. This was reported by Ukrinform with reference to the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    "According to the preliminary recommendations from the analysis of national security hybrid threats, including terrorism, radicalization and foreign misinformation campaigns, that pose a serious danger to internal security, it was decided to establish an appropriate government body," …