At the meeting with the ambassadors of the republic, the president expressed the satisfaction by the statement of Prime Minister Andrej Babis about the necessity to lift the sanctions from Russia.
“These fines are unprofitable for everyone. I am glad that the prime minister stated publicly that they are ineffective,” he said.
Moreover, he claimed that the EU needs to propose the issue of the usefulness of the sanctions for discussion.
“The new government of Italy stands against sanctions, and Austria claims about the same after the visit of Putin,” Zeman said.
Earlier Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria and the Vice Chancellor of Austria, offered to cancel the EU sanctions against Russia.
Also, Italian Interior Minister and Vice Prime Minister Matteo Salvini considers the annexation of Crimea legal and said that the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine is fake.
Moreover, Giuseppe Conte, the Prime Minister of Italy, agreed with Donald Trump, the U.S. President, that Russia has to return to G8. Moreover, earlier he stood for the reconsideration of the system of the European sanctions against Russia.