Ministers return to issue of ending free property usage for Russia

The cabinet is due to again discuss doing away with normalisation-era edicts giving Russia rent free use of properties in Czechia at a meeting on Wednesday.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs officals there is no reason to continue to provide the relevant sites, which were given to the Soviet Union for use in nine Czechoslovak government resolutions from 1970 to 1982, free of charge.

The proposal was on the cabinet’s agenda two months ago. However, it was not discussed then and has since been fine-tuned further.

Author: Ian Willoughby