Articles for tag: Russia

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MP’s Visit Russia To Restablish ‘Standard Relations’

Although Czech President Miloš Zeman paid an official visit to Russia last autumn, accompanied by a 130-strong delegation representing Czech businesses hoping to sign energy and transportation-related contracts, until this week, it had been more than 10 years since a Czech parliamentarian had visited Russia in an official capacity.   ANO deputy Radek Vondráček, the ...



Senate Resolution Backs West In Skripal Case To Zeman’s Chagrin

Prague, April 4 (CTK) – The Czech political representatives should express a united stance on the case of poisoning of former Russian spy in Britain for which the Western allies blame Russia, the Senate, the upper house of Czech parliament, said in a resolution it approved today.   The resolution was prepared by the upper ...



Moscow Responds In Kind: Expels Diplomats

Prague, April 4 (CTK) – Russia expelled two military officers and a junior diplomat from the Czech embassy in Moscow in retaliation for the expulsion of three Russian diplomats from Prague, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes today.   Prague expelled the Russian diplomats within a coordinated reaction of Western allies to the poisoning of double ...


Russia Retracts Claim Nerve Agent Originated In Czech Republic

Prague, April 4 (CTK) – Russia has never blamed the Czech Republic for any involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and only said Czechs are able to work on the development of poisonous substances, the Russian ambassador to Prague, Alexander Zmeyevsky, said today.   “No accusations against the Czech Republic have ...


Russia Expels 3 Diplomats

Moscow/Prague, March 30 (CTK) – Moscow branded three Czech diplomats in Russia personae non gratae today and set April 5 as the deadline for them to leave Russia, a step the Czech Foreign Ministry subsequently called expectable and said it has taken note of it.   By its decision, Moscow reciprocates the expulsion of three ...


Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis Meets US House Speaker Paul Ryan in Prague

U.S. Rep Blasts Russia’s Attempts To Subvert Czech-U.S. Alliance

Prague, March 27 (CTK) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan denounced Russia for spreading disinformation and trying to undermine the alliance between Prague and the USA, and praised the Czech decision to expel three Russian diplomats as a step of solidarity with London in his speech in Czech parliament today.   Ryan, in ...


Czech President Milos Zeman

President Zeman: Orders Hunt For Novichok After Moscow’s Accusations

Prague, March 26 (CTK) – President Milos Zeman today ordered the BIS counter-intelligence to check whether the Novichok nerve agent, which was used to attack a Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain, was developed or stored in Czech territory, Zeman’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek said in a written statement.   The BIs should check industrial plants ...


Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis

Prague Expels 3 Russian Diplomats In Solidarity With NATO Partners

Prague, March 26 (CTK) – The Czech Republic is expelling three members of the Russian diplomatic staff in reaction to the nerve poison attack on former Russian agent Sergei Skripal in Britain, as a step of solidarity with Britain, PM Andrej Babis (ANO) told journalists today.   He said Russia carried it too far when ...