Zeman: Russian television lies on 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

The Russian television lies in a documentary about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops in 1968, President Miloš Zeman said at a press conference at the end of his visit to South Bohemia on Wednesday, adding that the invasion was a crime. The documentary, shown in May by the country’s public broadcaster Rossiya, claims that the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia was to protect the country against a planned attack by NATO troops. The Russian ambassador to Prague, Sergej Kiseljov, previously told the Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek that the film did not reflect the official stand of the Kremlin.

Author: Ruth Fraňková