Czech politicians condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine

Leading members of the Czech government have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which occurred on Thursday night. Prime Minister Petr Fiala called it an “unjustified act of aggression” and said that it must be met by a hard reaction from the EU and NATO. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Jana Černochová said that Russia had broken international law. Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský said that Russia’s invasion is a “barbarian act of aggression” and “an absolutely unprovoked attack”. President Miloš Zeman is expected to give a statement later in the day.

President Milos Zeman called Russia's invasion of Ukraine a crime against peace and called for much tougher sanctions against Moscow than previously agreed.