President Zeman visits Ukraine
The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, on Monday as part of a three-day state visit to the country. After the meeting, President Zeman said he would like to see Ukraine sign an association agreement with the EU at the alliance’s Eastern Partnership´s summit in Vilnius in November and said Kiev should use the interim period to introduce further necessary reforms. The EU´s condition for signing an association agreement with Ukraine is the release of imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is serving a seven-year sentence for alleged abuse of power. On Sunday, the Czech president attended a memorial service for Czechoslovak soldiers who died on the territory of today’s Ukraine during WWII.