Alexander Kuranov. After establishing in Ukraine Pereira, reason for strengthening the anti-punishment no, said the Czech Director milo? Zeman in an interview published on Sunday in Prague online edition.
"My opinion is that due to the fact that Ukraine truce, which, in most respects, there is no reason to tighten (anti-Russian) punishment, which is limited by July this year. Well, do we need to start de-escalation of these sentences, then, of course, Is a matter for all member countries of the European Union, " says Zeman. According to him, the Czech Republic should be able to Express their own position in this debate, for this reason, yesterday the European Council meeting in mid-March, he plans to discuss such information With the Prime Minister bogus?aw sobotkoy.
Zeman noticed that no one speaks for the division of Ukraine into two parts. On the reverse side, he recalled, " the cultural and political divide there (in Ukraine) was not one century. This is due to the language structure of the inhabitants, as well as the fact that Western Ukraine is more logical stretched to the West, and the East - to Russia ".
According to Zeman, one and indivisible Ukraine is implied by the agreements reached in Minsk, and can only talk about decentralization of the state." head Poroshenko himself promised the special status of the Donetsk and Lugansk, But I, of course, hope that the territorial integrity of Ukraine will be saved, " he noticed Zeman.
in addition, the Czech leader said that in his vision, there is no danger of a Russian invasion in the area of Eastern Ukraine." I have said many times about the fact that if Russia invaded Eastern Ukraine form of invasion, and the invasion Is not sending a few hundred volunteers, the invasion Is at least 150 thousand soldiers, 5 thousand tanks, as we have experienced in 1968, in this case, would be necessary reaction to NATO. But recent developments show that, fortunately, the danger of a Russian invasion in the area of Eastern Ukraine is not threatened ".
With regard to the status of Crimea, Zeman reminded of the words of the President of Germany Joachim gauck said in a recent speech in Prague: "the Return of the Crimea would mean war With Russia, and the war With Russia nobody wants ".
Answering the question about what he thinks about expressed on the West fears about a possible Russian attack on the Baltic States, Zeman said that Russia Is " it would be political and military suicide."
in connection With the U.S. plans to make wider their continued military presence in the Central European States, the head of the Czech Republic recalled that he had always opposed the creation of a permanent foreign bases within the Republic in soft time, But at the same time supports the active participation of the country in General military exercises With NATO partners.
Western countries From March 2014 has repeatedly imposed punishment because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of using such practices were the limits imposed in February 2015, when was expanded sanctions list of the EU.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, who are under punishment, the material of the Fins news