A celebration of the 101st anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia would usually pass unnoticed in Ukraine. But thanks to Milos Zeman, the Czech Republic’s president, the celebration became an international political scandal after the Czech leader appeared to recognize Russia’s illegal 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.Continue Reading

The Czech Republic rejects militarization of Crimea and the Sea of Azov. “During the meeting with Ukrainian Minister Pavlo Klimkin I reassured him of our full support. Czechia will not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia, we reject militarization of the peninsula and of the Sea of Azov. We stand by Ukraine in difficult times,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Tomas Petricek posted on Twitter following the meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Brussels.Continue Reading