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Inclusion of Czech Republic in list of "unfriendly" countries is Russian nonsense, - Zeman

Source : 112 Ukraine

The two countries should resume "at least correct relations"
12:10, 17 May 2021

Reuters

Czech President Milos Zeman has criticized Moscow's decision to include his country in the list of "unfriendly" foreign states. In his opinion, Russia and the Czech Republic should resume "at least correct relations" if there is no question of friendship now. He stated this on Frekvence 1 radio station.

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"The Russian side is making a fool of itself because making former friends enemies is a mistake," the politician said.

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Om May 14, the Russian government published the decree. The decree was accompanied by a list of "unfriendly nations" that "acted unfriendly" towards Russia, the Russian people, or the Russian entity. The list currently includes the United States and the Czech Republic.

On April 15, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a decree imposing new sanctions on Russia. They aim over 30 Russian entities and expelled at least 10 Russian officials from America, including intelligence officers and diplomats. It was also affected by the scandal in the Czech Republic and the expulsion of diplomats.

The European Council President stated that the Russian government’s decision to compile a list of unfriendly foreign countries undermines diplomatic relations.

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

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