The Czech Republic investigates the participation of its 20 citizens in the combat actions in Donbas at the Russian side, as Holos Ukrayiny reports, citing Ukraine’s Ambassador to Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis.
“This issue is very sensitive, and the Czech law enforcers do not like to tell a lot how it takes place. Now the investigation is held against 20 Czech citizens, who could participate in the combat actions in Donbas at the Russian side,” he reported.
At the moment, only one citizen of the Czech Republic is convicted as a partaker of the military actions in the east of Ukraine at the side of the militants. However, he is sentenced to a suspended term.
Perebyinis also notes that the issue of the evidence of guilt is not simple as a lot of accusations are based on the evidence from the social network or testimony of particular people.
Moreover, the ambassador noted that there are a lot of agents of the Russian special services in the Czech Republic.
“The Russian Embassy in Prague has almost the largest number of workers in comparison with other diplomatic establishments. People say that over the half of the workers are the representatives of the special services,” Perebyinis said.
According to him, Milos Zeman is the pro-Russian politician but the Czech government has definitely pro-Ukrainian position.
Earlier a soldier from the Czech Republic, who served at the airborne battalion, was accused of separatism in Donbas in 2015. A man denied participation in the combat actions.