Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodomyr Groysman commented on the scandalous statement of Czech President Milos Zeman that the annexation of Crimea is a solved case in the exclusive interview to 112 Ukraine. Also, he estimated the Ukrainian 'Law on Education'.
Groysman noted that the statement of the Czech President does not reflect the attitude of the citizens of the Czech Republic.
'Ukraine is a tolerant country that respects and honors all national minorities. But we have to exert the efforts for the development of our native Ukrainian language. It is principally important and there should not be other thoughts. And there should not be such situations when the heads of the state allow themselves to not respectfully treat Ukraine. Ukraine is a big country, it is 45 million people nationwide and nobody can treat us without respect and it is an obvious fact. I would like to mention the statement of the president of the Czech Republic, you know, healthy person will never say such thing but deeply insane can say this. But I definitely know that the Czech people are absolutely wonderful and clever people, our friends and partners. I think that there are some people among this wonderful nation who allow themselves the nonsensical statements and we are the witnesses of it', Groysman said.
Earlier Czech President Milos Zeman claimed that he thinks that the annexation of Crimea by Russia is a solved case and offers to resolve an issue by means of benefits to Ukraine during his speech at PACE. The Ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic called this statement cynical and absolutely unacceptable. Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin noted that it is necessary to react not at the statement of Czech President Milos Zeman towards Crimea but at the motivation of people who offered him to speak.
President Petro Poroshenko claimed that Crimea is not a trade-off.