Zeman joins other presidents in region in rejecting Russian annexation in Ukraine

Czechia’s Miloš Zeman and eight other presidents from Central and Eastern Europe have issued a joint declaration rejecting Russia’s annexation of territory in Ukraine and calling on NATO members to substantially increase military aid to Ukraine.

The statement, which was published on Sunday by Slovakia’s president, Zuzana Čaputová, says that the heads of state do not recognise and will never recognise Russia’s attempts to annex Ukrainian territory. It says Russia should immediately withdraw from all occupied territories.

Author: Ian Willoughby