Contents tagged with czech republic

  • Prague investigates 20 Czech citizens who took part in the war in Donbas

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic Yevgeny Perebiynis, in an interview with Voice of Ukraine, said that the Czech Republic is investigating 20 of its citizens who were fighting on the side of the pro-Russian militants in the Donbas.

    "There is an investigation conducted against almost 20 Czech citizens who possibly participated in military operations on the side of Russia in the Donbas," he stressed.

    When the Ambassador was asked about how these people were detained and whether …

  • NATO Air Defense Forces exercises to be held in Poland in June

    NATO troops will hold a military exercise in Poland called "Tobruq Legacy – 19" from June 3 to 19. Air defense activities will be practiced during the maneuvers, reports news portal.

    About 4,800 troops from Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, the USA, the Czech Republic, and the UK will attend the exercise, and 1,200 units of equipment will be involved. It is expected that during the maneuvers Patriot missile systems will be used, as well as several short-range …

  • Czech Constitutional Court condones refusal to accommodate Russians who support annexation of Crimea

    The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic overruled the verdict of the country's Supreme Court, ruling that the Brioni Boutique Hotel in Ostrava’s decision to refuse accommodation to Russians approving of Russia’s annexation of Crimea is not an act of discrimination.

    As reported by Echo24, in April 2014, the hotel administration announced that it would not accommodate Russian tourists who would not denounce the seizure of the peninsula in writing.

    The hotel owners’ demarche did not …

  • Czech Republic follows Poland, rejects contaminated Russian oil

    The scandal surrounding the incident at Transneft, which resulted in chlorine-containing substances mixing with Russian oil, continues to gain momentum.

    Poland stopped accepting the oil and closed the western line of the Druzhba oil pipeline, which leads to Germany, early on Thursday. Now the Czech Republic has also stopped accepting the Russian oil, Reuters reports, citing two sources in the market.

    Alongside Hungary and Slovakia, the Czech Republic receives oil through the second, southern …

  • 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 …