Visegrad group welcome Ukraine conciliation moves

On his first foreign trip after the creation of his new government, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Wednesday night flew to Budapest for a special meeting of Visegrad Group countries over the situation in Ukraine. Prime ministers from the four countries welcomed the latest steps to defuse tension in the country. These include the Ukrainian parliament’s approval for an amnesty for protesters held in detention. Sobotka said that he wanted to push for more coordination with Hungary, Poland and Slovakia on issues of common EU interest. The Czech prime minister’s first official visit will be to Slovakia with details of the trip to be revealed in a few days, Sobotka said.

Author: Jan Richter