Foreign ministry defends Czech ambassador to Ukraine

The Czech Foreign Ministry insists that the Czech Embassy in Kiev is not neglecting its duties regarding the situation of ethnic Czechs in Ukraine, the ministry’s spokesperson Johana Grohová said on Thursday. The announcement came in reaction to criticism from President Miloš Zeman, who accused Czech ambassador Ivan Počuch of inaction with regard to the demands of ethnic Czechs for repatriation. President Zeman on Wednesday said he would demand the ambassador’s resignation if it turned out that he did not provide truthful information concerning the Volynhia Czechs.

Author: Ruth Fraňková