Foreign Minister criticizes ambassador to Israel over meeting with pro-Russian activist

Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has criticized Czech ambassador to Israel Martin Stropnický for meeting with pro-Russian activist Zarko Jovanović.

He wrote on his Twitter account on Friday that he considered such a visit to be serious misconduct by the ambassador and will decide on further action next week.

Photos of Stropnický’s meeting with the delegation led by Freedom and Direct Democracy deputy Jan Hrnčíř were shared earlier by the deputy chairman of the lower house Jan Bartošek, who said the only option was Stropnický's immediate resignation.

The ambassador told Deník N that he had not checked the history and activities of his visitor and that could not have a full knowledge of the disinformation scene in the Czech Republic.

Author: Ruth Fraňková