The Czech Republic supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and preserving sanctions against Russia, as Martin Stropnický, Czech Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister, told Ukraine’s Foreign Minister in the framework of the 54th Munich Security Conference.
“Having noted the active political dialogue between the countries, the parties discussed the agenda of Ukrainian-Czech cooperation,” the statement of Ukraine’s MFA says.
It is noted that the diplomat reiterated the Czech government’s continuing support for Ukraine’s aspirations to join the EU.
In October 2017, the Czech leader offered Russia to pay for Crimea with money or gas, and thus consider the issue solved. These words caused indignation and concern among those supporting Ukraine. However, despite the openly pro-Russian stance of Czech president Milos Zeman, many common Czech citizens condemn Russia’s actions in Crimea. Protests took place in Prague after his statement about Crimea.