Czech political leaders welcome president’s decision not to attend parade in Moscow

Czech political leaders have welcomed the news that President Zeman will not be attending the planned military parade in Moscow. Prime Minister Sobotka said it was a wise decision that opened the way for the government to approve the financing of the president’s trip. Christian Democrat leader Pavel Bělobrádek, whose party first raised the issue in the cabinet, welcomed the move, saying the president had made the right decision. Similar reactions have come from the opposition benches.