President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman thinks that the annexation of Crimea by Russia is a solved case and offers to resolve an issue by means of benefits to Ukraine. He claimed this during his speech to the parliamentarians of the PACE in Strasbourg as European Truth reported.
'To my mind, there will be some recompense for Ukraine in the finance form, or it will be petroleum or gas', Zeman emphasized.
The President of Czech Republic recognized the illegality of the Crimea annexation but he claimed that this is a solved case: 'Crimea is the annexation, no doubts. It is a solved case'.
Zeman explained that if Ukraine refuses from the recompense then the European war will begin. Particularly, he cited former German President Joachim Gauck: 'If we want to return Crimea and return it to Ukraine then it will mean the European war'. Zeman drew a conclusion on such ground that the 'war' is inevitable if the efforts to return Crimea to Ukraine will be kept.
'We should avoid the European war and you should understand this', he appealed to the MPs.
Earlier Zeman claimed that Crimea cannot be returned to Ukraine despite its annexation by Russia.
According to him, the handover of Crimea to Ukraine by the Soviet Union in 1954 was a mistake.
'From the other side, I agree with you that Nikita Khrushchov made an unapologetic stupidity and the world politicians confirm that Crimea cannot be returned to Ukraine', Zeman said. However, he did not specify the names of the world politicians.
Milos Zeman stands against the EU sanctions against Russia and expresses his pro-Russian attitude very often.
Earlier Deputy head of the ultra-right political force "Alternative for Germany" Alexander Gauland considered that it is necessary to lift sanctions from Russia by recognizing the annexed Crimea as Russian territory.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. The majority of the countries in the world do not recognize the annexation, including the Czech Republic.