Fiala: Czechia and Poland to pursue further Russia sanctions and support Ukraine’s bid for candidate status

There is a general consensus between Prague and Warsaw on most of the questions related to how Europe should proceed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after a meeting with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw this Friday. Both countries are united in their opinion that the EU and NATO should provide as much support as possible to Ukraine and pursue the toughest sanctions policy towards Russia.

Both sides also agreed to lobby for Ukraine to receive EU candidate status. Mr Fiala said that the Czech Republic will not pay for Russian gas in roubles and, pointing to Hungary’s decision to do so, warned that without a common stance all of Europe will suffer.

Author: Tom McEnchroe