Contents tagged with czech republic

  • 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," …

  • Czech Foreign Ministry establishes special unit to combat Russian propaganda

    The Czech Foreign Ministry has established a unit to combat Russian propaganda and other external attempts to affect public opinion in the country, as was stated by the Czech Minister of the Interior, Milan Chovanec, during a conference on strategic communications.

    Participants in the event included guests from Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, USA, Slovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Baltic States, NATO and the EU, representatives of law enforcement bodies, academics, diplomats and non- …

  • Czech Senate stresses need to return control of Ukraine's borders to Kyiv

    On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Upper House of the Czech Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Ukraine, which expressed concern about the intensification of attacks in Donbass. The Parliament stressed the need to end support for separatists by the Russian Federation as well as the restoration of the control over the border by Ukrainian.

    45 of 63 senators present voted for the resolution, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, wrote on her Facebook …

  • NATO air defense exercises begin in Slovakia

    The international Tobruq Legacy 2016 exercises began on Monday at the Lest training area in Slovakia. The air defense units of eight NATO countries are participating in the exercises. The countries involved are Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and the US. This was reported by the press service of the Czech Ministry of Defense.

    “The goal of the exercises is to test and strengthen the level of interaction of ground air defense units in accordance with …