Czech Prime Minister distanced himself from Zeman about the Crimea

Bohuslav Sobotka

Prime Minister of Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka has criticized the words of the President of the country Milos Zeman that the Crimea can be considered lost to Ukraine. About Sobotka said in his Twitter.

“Speech by Zeman in the Council of Europe contrasted sharply with our foreign policy, and the President had the mandate of the Czech government,” — said the Prime Minister.

Zeman said earlier that to take away the Crimea from Russia and return to Ukraine would mean a European war. He expressed the opinion that Moscow can resolve the dispute through payments to Kiev.

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry strongly condemned the statements of Zeman. Indignation words Zeman was expressed by the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada.

Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Ukraine and Western countries to recognize the results of the plebiscite refused.