Czech Foreign Ministry expresses concern over fighting in Georgia

The Czech Foreign Ministry has expressed concern and called for an end to hostilities in the Georgian region of South Ossetia. In a press release, the Foreign Ministry stated that the Czech Republic fully supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and expressed regret that Russia had in its view become a party to a conflict as a result of its military steps against Georgia. Around 50 Czechs are believed to be in the region, and the Foreign Ministry has also stated that it is prepared to send a plane to bring its nationals home.

Author: Dominik Jůn