Contents tagged with czech republic

  • Czech authorities do not see reasons to lift sanctions from Russia

    The authorities of Czech Republic are convinced that there is not yet a reason to lift anti-Russian sanctions of the EU. The Czech leadership came to this conclusion during consultations regarding the implementation of the course of foreign policy of the country, held on Wednesday, in the presidential residence, reports Ceske Noviny.

    During a meeting held at the Prague Castle, all politicians agreed that the reasons, on which anti-Russian sanctions were introduced, still exist. In a joint …

  • Czech President calls sanctions against Russia 'ineffective'

    The sanctions of the European Union against Russia are ineffective and not beneficial, said the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman during a meeting with Ambassadors of the country, Zpravy news outlet reports.

    The President expressed his approval of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s earlier statement on the need to lift sanctions against Russia. "These sanctions benefit no one. I am pleased that the Prime Minister publicly stated that they are not effective," he said. Zeman also stated …

  • Czech deputies visit annexed Crimea despite Ukraine’s ban

    The Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic protested the visit of the European Parliament Member Jaromir Kohlicek and Senator Jaroslav Doubrava to the Crimean territory annexed by Russia.

    "We are talking about yet another reoccurring violation of the Ukrainian legislation by the mentioned politicians, who, despite repeated warnings, continue to ignore not only Ukrainian laws but also the international law," said the embassy’s statement.

    The statement notes that most of the Czech politicians, …

  • NATO reconnaissance satellite center to be established in Czech Republic

    On July 1, NATO begins construction of the new reconnaissance satellite center SATCEN in the Czech Republic, stated the press secretary of Czech Military Intelligence, Alžběta Riethofová, iRozhlas reports. The center will be ready for operation by 2020. Before that, it will operate in test mode.

    After the completion of all work, the center will provide satellite imaging information not only for the military intelligence and NATO, but also for rescue services.

    The center will receive and …

  • Czech Republic preparing a special rapid employment program for Ukrainians

    The Czech Republic’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Jaroslava Němcová, stated that the ministry is planning to significantly accelerate the employment of Ukrainians through a special program stated, Radio Svoboda reports.

    According to Němcová, the number of job vacancies in the Czech Republic has reached a record high at over 260,000. The jobs on this list include positions for nurses, social workers, technical workers and construction workers.

    The Minister visited the Czech Embassy in …

  • Czech Communist Party wants to block NATO troop rotation reports that the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia [Czech Republic] (KSCM) wants to block the planned rotation of NATO troops in the Baltic countries.

    The KSCM believes that the presence of Czech servicemen in the Baltic countries will contribute to the deterioration of relations with Russia.

    "[It will be] demonstrating power on the borders of the Baltic countries and Russia, increasing tensions in the region, and complicating the relationship between Russia and the rest of …

  • Ukraine denied entry to three foreigners due to their pro-Russian activities

    Three foreigners were unable to enter Ukraine because of their pro-Russian activities. On May 1, the State Border Service of Ukraine refused to allow citizens of Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia into the territory of Ukraine, reported the department’s press service.

    "Two foreigners are not allowed to cross the border at Boryspil airport on the basis of information received from other law enforcement agencies. The citizens of Italy and the Czech Republic lied about events that took place …

  • Czech court orders to shut down Representative Office of Donetsk People’s Republic

    According to Ceske Noviny news outlet, the Czech Republic court has ruled to shut down the so-called “Representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic.”

    According to the court ruling, the activities of the so-called “DRP’s Representative office” are illegal. The Representative Office is located in Ostrava and was allegedly opened in 2016.

    The Czech Republic court rejected previous appeals against the closure of the DPR Representative office. Pro-Russian activist Neli Liskova urged the …

  • Czech ex-detective detained in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Special Services detained a former police investigator of the Czech Republic’s Office for the Detection of Organized Crime, Ludek Vokal, as reported by web-portal with reference to sources.

    A Czech diplomat was also allegedly arrested but he was later released and given back his diplomatic passport.

    In the Czech Republic, Ludek Vokal was wanted by the General Inspectorate of Security Authorities in connection with suspicions on his activities under the authority of then-Head …

  • Czech Republic extradites Russian hacker to the US

    According to the Respekt radio station, the Czech Republic extradited Russian Yevgeniy Nikulin to the United States. US authorities have accused Nikulin of cyber-attacks and the theft of user data. Respekt reported that the final decision was made during the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan to Prague.

    Nikulin's attorney, Martin Sadilek confirmed to RIA Novosti that the Russian was indeed extradited. The defender stressed that the decision was made by the …