Contents tagged with czech republic

  • Baltic States and Poland begin next stage in synchronizing power transmissions systems

    The technical phase of the program of the synchronization of the electricity systems of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia through Poland has begun, reported Polish Radio .

    All four countries and the European Commission supported the project. Synchronizing the systems should be completed by 2025.

    During the National Energy Summit in Gdansk, Piotr Naimski, the Polish government's adviser on strategic energy infrastructure, called attention to the fact that gas interconnections between Poland, …

  • Russian ambassador summoned by Czech Foreign Ministry as apartment scandal grows

    The Russian Ambassador in the Czech Republic, Aleksandr Zmeievsky, was summoned to the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, reported the newspaper Deník N.

    According to the newspaper, Zmeievsky was summoned by the Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolke, who is responsible for legal and consular affairs, and who for the third week is dealing with the issues involving properties used by Russian diplomats in Prague.

    A day earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry made a presentation …

  • Two Russian intelligence front companies uncovered in Czech Republic

    The network of Russian intelligence agents operating under cover in the Czech republic included both Czech nationals and Russians who had obtained Czech citizenship, according to an investigation published by the Czech news magazine Respekt.

    In December last year, Czech President Miloš Zeman criticized his country’s counterintelligence for claiming supposedly without proof that there is a large number of Russian and Chinese spies in the country. At the time, Zeman emphasized that there was no …

  • German Foreign Minister: Russia's annexation of Crimea a ‘fatal violation of international law’

    On the anniversary of the Crimea’s annexation by Russia, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas deplored Russia’s actions in the peninsula. “This fatal violation of law is now in its fifth year. Russia tried to shift boundaries by resorting to military force. Those who act like this destroy trust and put in question basic principles of peaceful coexistence,” Maas stated on Twitter.

    Earlier, the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic stated that although the Crimea has been annexed by Russia, it is …

  • Russia wants to replace imported aircraft engines with domestic ones

    The new Russian VK-800 aircraft engine will eliminate the need for domestic manufacturers to continue purchasing foreign engines, Avia Port Executive Director Oleg Panteleev told Russian RT TV Channel.

    Panteleev said that after testing, the Russian engine will be installed in L-410UPV-E20 civilian aircraft that are currently equipped with М601 and H80 engines of the Czech company, GE Aviation Czech (Walter), a subsidiary of US-based General Electric.

    On March 6, the engine’s lead designer,  …

  • Czech Republic Defense Minister calls Russia one of main threats to NATO

    Czech Republic Defense Minister Lubomír Metnar stated that Russia is a main threat to NATO, along with world terrorism and cyber-attacks.

    “Terrorism holds first place among the threats, and above all, it is the danger of a global expansion of local terrorist organizations. I give second place to cyber threats and third place to threats from Russia,” said Metnar.

    According to the Defense Minister, Russian posed by Russia include the rearmament of the army, troop movements, and a large number …

  • Czech Republic denies entry to an employee of Russian Foreign Ministry

    A representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry was denied entry to The Czech Republic, RBC news agency reported, citing the Russian embassy in Prague. The unnamed diplomat was a member of the delegation that arrived to participate in the meeting of the intergovernmental commission. The Russian was informed of the refusal at the airport in Prague, on March 4.

    The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic stated that Prague’s steps were unfriendly and inconsistent with the nature of relationship …

  • Czech Republic to send a mechanized battalion to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

    The Czech Republic will send a mechanized battalion to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, said the Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Republic, Lieutenant General Aleš Opata on Friday.

    "The Czech Republic will send 800 servicemen and 200 units of equipment to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps that can deploy within 30 days.” He explained that the Czech Republic is sending a mechanized ground forces battalion.

    The project of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps was discussed in Brussels on …

  • NATO may consider deploying missiles in Czech Republic in response to Russia's violation of INF treaty

    The Czech Minister of Defense Lubomir Metnar stated that he does not rule out the possibility that NATO might soon return to discussions about deploying missiles on the territory of the Czech Republic. 

    In his opinion, the issue will be discussed in six months, when a decision will be made regarding the termination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missile treaty (INF) between the USA and Russia. 

    “It is possible that after the treaty ends, the security situation will deteriorate. I …

  • Czech Republic investigates its citizens’ involvement in Donbas war

    The Czech Republic is investigating the involvement of at least 10 of its citizens in combat in support of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR & DPR) in eastern Ukraine.

    The Czech news outlet Denik N reported that a Czech by the name of Pavel K traveled to the Donbas through Russia at 22 years of age, and stayed there between the summer of 2015 and May 2016.

    The news outlet would not disclose the suspects’ names or cities of origin before the trial, in order to protect …