U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Shapiro, who provoked the scandal between two countries, only conceptual expressed position on Russia, said the acting head of the press service of the state Department, Marie Harf.
explaining what happened in the us-Czech relations, the most important thing she stressed that "the United States, without doubt, understand the desire to pay tribute to all Those who made sacrifices during the Second world war" and approached the Victory Day. This phrase is the official representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs then, with minor variations, is repeated several times, reports news Agency.
in addition, she asserted that, with the U.S. position, " every country, of course, she can make its decisions on the question of whether it is going to take part in commemorative ceremonies in the capital of Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war. Anyway, despite this, Washington continues to believe that, " speaking in General terms, now is not the time to conduct the case with Russia remains ", the American Diplomat said. As she claimed, Russia fueling the conflict in the East of Ukraine, and the United States " with its European allies and partners together to put pressure on Moscow to get her to abandon such policies." Czech Republic, by itself, is an ally of NATO and the U.S. are considered "important to maintain the unity" with the EU, transatlantic solidarity, said because of this Harf. The question about whether in the U.S. capital of the action of its Ambassador to the current situation is appropriate, it is in fact left without reaction. At Harf also inquired as to whether what she has said that Washington is now a few tries to distance itself from its Ambassador in Prague, from contact with which promised to withdraw the head of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman. However, she said that the American government was "absolutely" supports the head of diplomatic mission in Prague." We support it. He has our full trust. I think We are talking the same things in terms of conceptual arguments (about the participation of foreign leaders in the may celebrations in Moscow), " said Acting Head of the press service of the U.S. Department of state. Along with this, Harf acknowledged that it was not certain that they would use " exactly the same words ", and Shapiro." (At the same time) conceptually, We are at the same positions, " Harf said, referring to the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic and the rest of the foreign policy team of the American administration. The diplomat said that the Americans also want to pay tribute to the feat of the participants in the anti-Hitler coalition, but "until not made a decision" on the issue of whether or not someone from authorized US leadership 9 may be present in the capital of Russia. The U.S. government, she added at the end, at this stage, is unable to assure that Shapiro and in truth is Now denied access to the residence of the Czech President. Remember, between the United States and the Czech Republic, a scandal erupted after the head of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman said he would come to the capital of Russia on may 9. Later, the intention of the Czech President has publicly criticized the U.S. Ambassador in Prague Andrew Shapiro. In response to this the head of the Czech countries said about the unacceptable behavior of the American Ambassador, and shut his door Prague castle (the residence of the President). Explaining the act of the Czech President, the foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov said Zeman, in contrast, has a " native dignity and self pride." Head of the Russian state Duma's international Affairs Alexei Pushkov, hard explaining the response of the President of the Czech Republic, said that North America is afraid of the failure of the plan to the isolation of Russia.