Articles for tag: Andrej Babiš, Miloš Zeman, Russian Influence


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Babis: Prague Will Not Enter Debate On Anti-Russian Sanctions

Prague, Sept 13 (CTK) – The Czech Republic will not be actively involved in a debate on the anti-Russian sanctions, Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told reporters today.   He said the top elected officials had agreed at their Wednesday meeting on foreign policy at Prague Castle, the office of President Milos Zeman, that they ...


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Zeman Calls On EU To Drop ‘Anti-Russian’ Sanctions

Prague, Sept 12 (CTK) – The reasons why anti-Russian sanctions were introduced by the EU still persist, Czech senior elected officials, or the president, PM, lower house head and foreign and defence ministers, agreed at a meeting today and called for the Minsk agreements to be met by all sides involved.   The officials also ...


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Russia’s Hybrid Warfare, A Serious Threat: Czech NATO Ambassador

Prague, Sept 2 (CTK) – Russia is increasingly using non-military hybrid methods, which confirms that Moscow realises the strength of the military guarantee NATO provides to its members, Czech ambassador to NATO Jiri Sedivy told CTK today.   The defence against hybrid attacks, may they come from anywhere, demands a good intelligence overview and quality ...


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Slovak Night Wolves Fined Over Possession Of Military Equipment

Bratislava, Aug 31 (CTK) – Jozef Hambalek, head of the Slovak branch of the Night Wolves Russian nationalist motorcycle club, known for its close relation to President Vladimir Putin, has been fined in Slovakia for unauthorised possession of old military equipment, the server has reported.   The Economy Ministry imposed a fine of 33,000 ...


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Fearing Zeman’s Wrath MP’s Block Novichok Debate

Prague, May 31 (CTK) – The Chamber of Deputies did not discuss the alleged production of the Novichok agent and President Milos Zeman’s words about it because opponents of the discussion today blocked the special lower house session provoked by the centre-right opposition.   Lower house chairman Radek Vondracek (ANO) indefinitely postponed the special session ...

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Poland Seeks Permanent US Military Base To Deter Russian Aggression

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on May 28 that he has had talks with U.S. officials about permanently stationing U.S. troops in Poland as a deterrent against Russian aggression.   Blaszczak said he had the talks recently in Washington that were prompted by security concerns following Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and ...


Communists Overrule Planned Debate On Zeman’s Novichok Lies

Prague, May 22 (CTK) – The Czech Chamber of Deputies will not discuss the case of Novichok’s presence in the country at the current plenary session in reaction to President Milos Zeman’s words, since the issue has been withdrawn from the session agenda at the initiative of the Communists (KSCM).   In the vote on ...



Ukrainian Ambassador Warns Of Russian Hybrid Threats

Prague, May 21 (CTK) – Russia is incapable of competing with the West in the attractiveness of its political and cultural model, which is why it is waging a hybrid war against the West, Yevhen Perebyinis, the Ukrainian ambassador to the Czech Republic, said at a conference Challenges for Europe in Prague today.   He ...


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MP’s Demand Zeman Stop Slandering Prague In Media

Prague, May 17 (CTK) – President Milos Zeman should not use statements that harm the good name of the Czech Republic, the Civic Democrat (ODS) senators said in a resolution they presented to media today.   The resolution is another step within the criticism Zeman has faced in the upper house over his controversial statements, ...