Communist Party chair: today’s views of Biľak’s role “varied”

In related news, leader of the Czech Communist Party and lower house deputy chair Vojtěch Filip said the late Vasil Biľak’s role in the build-up to the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia could not be denied. However, today’s views of the letter asking the Soviet Union to interfere were “varied”, according to the Communist leader. Mr Vojtěch’s comments sparked controversy among Czech politicians; the opposition Civic Democrats said they would initiate a motion to vote Mr Filip out of office in the lower house.

Author: Jan Richter