Zeman accuses Ukraine PM of rewriting history over German TV interview

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has sharply criticised the Ukrainian prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, for comparing the current conflict in eastern Ukraine to World War II, the news website Novinky.cz reported. Mr. Yatsenyuk recently told German TV station ARD that everybody remembered the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany. Mr. Zeman’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said on Tuesday that the Czech president viewed the statement as an attempt to turn the history of WWII on its head. The Czech president has frequently criticised Mr. Yatsenyuk, whom he has described as a “war premier”.

Author: Ian Willoughby