Foreign Minister defends Czech embassy over Volynhia Czechs issue

Czech Minister for Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek on Tuesday defended the work of the Czech ambassador to Ukraine Ivan Počuch. Mr. Zaorálek said he did not agree with President Miloš Zeman’s claim that the Czech embassy in Ukraine had neglected its duty by failing to register the demands of over 200 Volynhia Czechs for repatriation to their old country. Speaking at a meeting with journalists minister Zaorálek said that the president had not asked him to dismiss the Czech ambassador. The Foreign Minister said while he understood the concerns of Volynhia Czechs their situation had to be evaluated realistically.

Author: Ruth Fraňková