Czech President Zeman threatens to refuse a visit to Moscow on Victory Day

On December 27, 2019, Czech President Milos Zeman allowed his participation in events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (WWII) in Moscow to be canceled. As the Czech leader explained to the publication Parlamentnilisty, this is due to Russia's position on the entry of Soviet troops into Czechoslovakia in 1968.

It should be noted that before this, the Czech parliament passed a law according to which August 21 is now considered to be the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the "Invasion and Subsequent Occupation of Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovakia) by Soviet Forces." After that, the Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the adoption of this law. The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed disappointment, since back in 1993 Moscow and Prague agreed to "draw a line under the totalitarian past."

However, President Zeman for some reason considered the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry to be arrogant. Then followed his nervous reaction.

Some time ago, I accepted President Putin’s invitation to take part in the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, and now I’m thinking about whether to go there at all.

- emphasized Zeman.

At the same time, Zeman added that if he did fly to Moscow in May 2020, he would definitely ask the Russian president if the Russians could “turn over the page of history and stop remembering the victory in the war”.

We remind you that in August 1968, during the so-called “Prague Spring”, the Warsaw Treaty member countries (except Romania) carried out the Danube operation. A group of 500 thousand people was sent to Czechoslovakia with the support of 5 thousand tanks and another equipment.

It should be added that on December 5, 1989, after the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia (November 1989), a joint statement was adopted by the leaders of Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, Poland and the USSR, in which the entry of troops into Czechoslovakia in 1968 was qualified as "illegal an act of interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country, an act that interrupted the process of democratic renewal of Czechoslovakia and had long-term negative consequences. " By the way, the Velvet Revolution led to the cessation of Czechoslovakia and the division of this state into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 28 December 2019 15: 16
    There is a margin for the continuation of the division ... of course, it is interesting what borders Chia will be ... since the time of Rome, the masters are in good control, they divide ... (they don’t need monuments, otherwise they would have stood for a long time) but mock yourself, you owe it with joy ...
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 28 December 2019 15: 18
    - Well, no visits are necessary ... -The right to participate in the parade must still be earned ...
    - Why is Russia constantly calling for anyone to get into the Victory Parade ... -Let they watch on TV at home and dream that they will someday be invited, if they consider it necessary ... -Step in line, gentlemen, and not push and don’t make too much noise ... otherwise they will take you out ...
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 December 2019 15: 21
    But how to crap and demolish the monuments and graves of Russian soldiers, is that okay? In those European countries where the monuments of the Great Patriotic War were spoiled and demolished, there was no need to invite! Maybe at least on this great day, RESPECT for oneself more than for diplomacy?
  4. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
    A.Lex (Secret information) 28 December 2019 16: 24
    Oh how the parliament tried to quarrel Zeman with Russia! Finally they succeeded ...
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 28 December 2019 18: 58
    That's always the case. Our soldiers then spat on their faces. They knew that they were forbidden to answer. But the Germans were afraid of fire. They did not hesitate to shoot. And the Czechs knew their guilt.
    When in 1945 the Sudeten Germans were thrown out of the country, many not only were not allowed to take some property with them, but were sent literally with their bare ass. Our military administration had big problems, we had to dress them up at least in our underwear.
    And the Germans in 1968. they remembered it very well - both our underwear (after what they had done with us) and the behavior of the Czechs. The Czechs were afraid to look at the Germans once again. Those shot at the slightest occasion. Something about the victims of the Germans in 1968. do not remember. And there were an order of magnitude more.
    Somehow Russians behave wrong. There are such nations that without ... her, as without gingerbread. They don’t understand anything.
    So are the Poles. Only yapping at us. When the Germans were expelled from Pomerania, then the Czechs would seem to be Sunday school students. The Germans walked in droves to the West in crowds, tens of kilometers. And along the way, the Poles from each village were robbed, raped and killed. Something towards the Germans no complaints. They, in which case, will not express deep concern.
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 28 December 2019 20: 43
      In 1968, my own uncle was wounded in Czechoslovakia and after the hospital he came home on a short vacation. He told how the Czechs aimed at shooting Soviet soldiers from the roofs of houses - many of his fellow soldiers were killed and wounded ... "they stopped to drink water on the street at the pump and immediately a comrade (the same conscript soldier) falls, pierced by a bullet, and only has time to say - "I am dying ...", and around the "peaceful Prague people" as if "not in business" ... to respond with fire to the shelling of extremists (according to the "caches" identified then, weapons and documents, it was clear that this was not only local or sent Czechs and Slovaks by nationality, but also employees of Western special services!) was prohibited!

      I wonder where "friend" Pan Zeman was hanging around during the attempt of the Prague "velvet" coup d'etat-1968, was he not "on duty" in the attic with a rifle ??!
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 29 December 2019 13: 47
        And what did the Warsaw Pact countries do there in the year 68?
  6. Yes, let’s not go, for the rest. May 9th of Europe is the day of surrender to Russia, and they will not forgive us for this!
  7. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 28 December 2019 20: 18
    Very similar to the mercantile "face trade", Pan Zeman, like "if I do this, what will I get for it ?!" winked
    And Zeman's "homework" with a "question" about "turning the page of history and stop remembering the victory in the war" clearly reveals in him the unrepentant heir of the "all-European", in this case, Czech, Hitlerite accomplices-revenge-seekers!
    Which (as "sly" Polish "turn-overs" of history - "here we read, here we do not read, but here they wrapped the herring ...") anti-Soviet-anti-Russian, in their own direction, "stir up" and "re-interpret (including" re-show " in Hollywood and imitators from local colloborators, servantly thirsting for an Oscar!) "the past, demanding from us" to forget our Victory ", and hence the flagrant war crimes of the Czechs and other Hitlerite accomplices in the attack on our Soviet Union, so that we repent for it before the militant "pan-European" neo-Hitlerism, which has risen under the aegis of Washington!

    Therefore, I have to admit that the Czech "truth-bearer" Zeman, who had ascended to the role of a "sympathetic to Russia", could not stand the insignificant test "for lice" - he immediately showed his true "all-European" -anti-Soviet (anti-Russian) "insides", alas!
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 28 December 2019 21: 41
      In our yard, the guy got there. He told about the same thing. About shelling, too. They also set our soldier in the middle of the station square. Order to maintain. The mass was willing to spit in his face. And they did not deny themselves. And he has an order ...
      And then they shot ours. A German came. With chalk, he drew around him a circle of 7 meters radius, put his hands on the machine and, with a bloodthirsty expression on his face, looked around. Not a single infection came close to the circle.
  8. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 28 December 2019 21: 03
    The leaders of the countries of the Hitlerite bloc do not even need to be invited.
  9. Come on Offline Come on
    Come on 28 December 2019 21: 09
    Will this bloke go to Poland? Maybe he should "turn over" the demolition of his country with pshekami and Germans !?)))
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 28 December 2019 21: 58
      So the Czechs do not blame anything against their "common European partners"!
      And even (whether the "Stockholm syndrome" or this "a raven will not bite a crow in the eye" - a mutual guarantee of the former Hitler's - current Washington accomplices ?!) condemn the Russian President for reminding him of the capture of the Czech Cieszyn region by Polish "hyenas" sniffing with Hitler!
    2. S.V.YU Offline S.V.YU
      S.V.YU 28 December 2019 22: 43
      And there also the Hungarians chopped off a piece!
  10. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) 29 December 2019 06: 23
    E-mine, if Zeman does not come, how will we live further? Putin must be sure to bend down, promise gas for free, oil for a ruble per tonne and do EVERYTHING so that Zeman will certainly honor us with his presence. But how could a parade be held without him?
  11. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 29 December 2019 10: 53
    Yes, indeed, Russia will suffer a serious loss if the old alcoholic does not come to Moscow for OUR holiday.
  12. Jar.serge Offline Jar.serge
    Jar.serge (Reznik) 29 December 2019 15: 04
    The Czechs should consider the events of 1968 as an anti-government coup inspired by foreign intelligence agencies, with the help of lured liberals. In fact, the USSR should recognize Czechoslovakia as Hitler’s ally (as it actually was) and then such questions would not exist in principle.
  13. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 29 December 2019 16: 57
    So, the loss is small.