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Czech Senate calls for the severance of treaty of friendship with Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Czech foreign minister also proposes to cut the number of Russian Embassy staff in Prague
20:34, 22 April 2021

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The Czech Senate has called on the government to terminate the agreement on friendly relations and cooperation with Russia, as well as to cut the number of Russian Embassy staff in Prague to one, Radio Svoboda reports.

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Besides, the Senate recognized the explosion at an ammunition depot in the Czech Republic in October 2014, in which Russian special services agents are suspected, as an act of state terrorism against one member state of the European Union and, consequently, against the entire EU.

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67 out of 72 members of the Senate present at the meeting voted for the resolution, the Czech news agency reports.

In addition, members of the Senate called for a discussion of the explosion at an ammunition depot at the level of the UN Security Council and NATO and EU bodies, as well as to demand compensation from Russia.

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As it was reported earlier, The Czech Republic is to expel 18 Russian diplomats over links to an ammunition depot explosion in 2014. He added that the Czech Republic is a sovereign state and must react upon its own intelligence. 

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