How the Czech Republic became a tool in the geopolitical game


On April 17, official Prague notified Russia of the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats. At an emergency press conference convened on Saturday, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis and Acting Foreign Minister and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek announced this. The motivation for the decision is the alleged involvement of Russian special services in the explosion at a warehouse in the Czech Vrbetica, which occurred in 2014.


In retaliation, Russia declared 20 Czech diplomats persona non grata. The Russian Foreign Ministry described the situation as a blow struck by the Czech Republic on bilateral relations with Russia and its own diplomatic service, separately noting the caricature of the actions of the Czech leadership. At the same time, the mirror measures taken by Russia in this situation are the mildest possible answer. However, Prague for some reason pretends that it does not understand the situation at all. So, on Monday on the air of the Czech radio station "iRozhlas" Minister Hamacek said:

The reaction was stronger than we expected. We should have expected this, but the Czech Republic did nothing. We have become victims of Russian operations.

The victim status is indeed surprising. It is strange to believe that by simultaneously expelling 18 Russian diplomats under a far-fetched pretext that has not been proven in any court, the Czech leadership could have expected something different. However, the explanation for such behavior can be quite simple, it is enough just to look at the situation from a broader perspective.

On April 15, US President Joe Biden signed a decree on the introduction of a package of sanctions in connection with the "threat to national security, external policy и the economy USA ", emanating from the" harmful foreign policy activities "of Russia. In fact, the new American administration has officially launched the next round of sanctions policy aimed at containing Russia in the international arena.

As is known from the experience of recent years, the key US instruments in the implementation of anti-Russian policy are economic sanctions and the use of NATO as an instrument of geopolitical influence. And the role of the Czech Republic in this regard is extremely symbolic. After all, it was the Czech Republic in 1999, just eight years after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact Organization (of which it was a member of the united Czechoslovakia), among the first to join the North Atlantic Alliance, marking the beginning of NATO's eastward expansion. Subsequently, the Czech Republic became not only one of the states joined to the zone of American influence, but also a regular platform for conducting large-scale NATO air military exercises "Ample Strike". It would be superfluous to remind what "imaginary" enemy these exercises are directed against.

As noted by a member of the Federation Council Andrei Klimov, modern Czech Republic is striving with all its might to "please the senior partners" in NATO, and this is precisely what caused the expulsion of Russian diplomats. However, there is a big difference between the desire to please on personal initiative and the implementation of direct orders to the detriment of oneself. In the first case, we are still talking about some kind of independence, but independence. However, an analysis of the events preceding the sudden Czech demarche shows that there can be no question of independence. And the whole situation is more reminiscent of a previously worked out "plan B", aimed at hiding a more significant event in the information field in the event of unforeseen consequences.

By a strange coincidence, on April 17, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the arrest of a number of persons who were preparing a coup d'etat in the republic, separately noting the possible involvement of the US special services in this. Apparently, the “orange scenario” that did not work in Belarus last year did not really leave Western curators any choice but to try direct and extremely radical influence - according to Lukashenka, the conspirators were planning to make an attempt not only on him, but also on his children.

An attempt at an armed coup d'état in an independent European country is an unprecedented event for the last seven years, so it is not surprising that the Alliance partners attempted to drown out its coverage in the media as much as possible, to remove it from the current agenda. According to Maria Zakharova, the official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, the situation around the Czech Republic is connected precisely with the US attempt to "push" this topic "from the information and political space", even if "at the cost of a colossal blow to Russian-Czech relations" and demonstration of the "logic of vassal subordination" ...

After all, if you think about it, there were no actual reasons for such a sharp deterioration in relations, moreover, from the Czech Republic. On the contrary, the Czech delegation openly, just a few days ago, planned a trip to Moscow with the aim of concluding agreements on the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine. And the trip was planned by none other than Jan Hamacek himself, who announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. I planned, it should be said, in the face of incessant criticism from not only the opposition, but also from some partners in the ruling coalition. The trip, of course, had to be canceled, and the Czechs now certainly only need to be vaccinated with the vaccine against AstraZeneca, the effectiveness of which is no longer in doubt, but fearful.

However, in this regard, a logical question cannot but arise. Would an influential Czech minister, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, start talking about a trip for Sputnik if he knew that the country was planning such a tough anti-Russian maneuver? Would you criticize yourself, risk losing your political weight? Anyone, even a novice politician, will unequivocally answer that no. Obviously, the decision was "sent down from above" and thought out in advance, just the executor - Gamachek, was not informed about him. Indeed, less than a week before the events described - on April 12, Czech President Milos Zeman dismissed the previous Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček from office at the direct request of Prime Minister Babis. And the functions of the head of the Foreign Ministry were temporarily assigned to Gamachek. Then this transitional appointment looked strange, given that the permanent candidacy for the post of minister - Yakub Kulganek, was decided in just three days. However, it is now obvious that this was done to use the figure of Gamachek in the "big game", because the formal investigation of the so-called interference of the Russian special services took place precisely through the Ministry of Internal Affairs headed by him.

But this is far from the only sign that the Czech Republic’s performance is a well-planned action, moreover, along the American line. Thus, on April 14, the media reported that the leadership of the Russian division of the Nastoye Vremya TV channel based in the Czech capital (recognized as a foreign agent in Russia) invited some of the employees of its Moscow branch to leave the territory of Russia. Kiev and Prague were indicated as supposed relocation points. The timing for making such a decision looked strange then, but in the light of recent events, it becomes obvious that the channel's management apparently had some kind of classified information about upcoming events. It is important to note that Present Time was created by the US Congress-funded Radio Liberty in conjunction with the Voice of America (both organizations are recognized as foreign agents in Russia). Yes exactly. Everything is so obvious.

Returning to the issue of Czech-Russian relations, it is worth noting that it was not the Czech Republic, but Russia that had all the reasons for their deterioration. And by no means far-fetched. So, last year, the Prague authorities decided to dismantle the monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Stepanovich Konev, who liberated the Czech capital from the Nazis. At the same time, neither a wide public outcry, nor condemnation from Moscow forced Prague to change its decision, and on April 3, 2020, the monument was removed from the pedestal and moved in an unknown direction. After that, the head of the Prague-6 district, where he was located, filed a complaint about the inappropriate, in his opinion, reaction of the Russian Federation to the European Commission, accusing Moscow of interfering in the internal affairs of the Czech Republic. Needless to say, his words then immediately found support in the person of NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg?

Undoubtedly, the Alliance will also approve of the fact that the actions of official Prague have led to an acute crisis in Russian-Czech relations. On April 20, the Czech Republic announced that not only did it not rule out the expulsion of all employees of the Russian embassy, ​​but was also ready to seek the collective expulsion of Russian diplomats from the EU and NATO countries. There is no doubt that the EU and NATO in particular will support it. After all, this is exactly how, according to Western curators, the "Czech operation", developed, no doubt, by no means in Prague, should end.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) April 22 2021 07: 47
    +1
    Need to break the dip. relations with the Czech Republic. And sever all trade ties. And then she wants to serve amerikosy and trade profit with Russia. And do not restore the dip. relations until she returns all the monuments to our soldiers, liberators. Henceforth, they and the rest will have a lesson.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 10: 37
      +1
      Quote: Athenogen
      Need to break the dip. relations with the Czech Republic

      Why only the Czech Republic? It should be with all those who urged it on the US, NATO and the EU. What's the use of punishing the six, you have to beat the BOSA.
      1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
        Afinogen (Afinogen) April 22 2021 10: 54
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        Quote: Vladest
        What's the use of punishing the six, you have to beat the BOSA.

        If we punish one six properly, the rest of the six will think very hard, but it is worth contacting Russia and getting it. Well, of course they will yapping, but harmless.
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 11: 04
          +1
          Quote: Athenogen
          If we punish one six properly,

          You can only be punished when it depends on you.
          A logical question. How does the Czech Republic depend on Russia?
          1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
            Afinogen (Afinogen) April 22 2021 11: 49
            0
            Yes, a bunch of Czech firms work in Russia, the same Skoda and Tatra cars are sold here. Our tourists go to the Czech Republic to drink beer. Can hit the pocket very hard. There the Balts were crowing, now the ports and the railway are for scrap. The Turks remember that the tourist flow was blocked and the tomatoes changed their minds in a moment and sang differently. Polish farmers are simply shouting to restore friendship with Russia.
            1. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 12: 52
              0
              I myself am in Estonia. I don't see any problems. Estonia is thriving.
              To make a real assessment, you need to look at the figures of turnover. And Skoda and Tatras are not necessarily from the Czech Republic)). I'll go into statistics.
            2. Vladest Offline Vladest
              Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 13: 06
              0
              Found something. The Czech Republic has exports - imports Russia (4,2% and 4,9%) of the total turnover. The structure is as always Russia is raw. Czech Republic machinery and equipment.
              It is difficult to assess who will be worse. Now the topic is being discussed at Business FM.
  2. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 08: 05
    -6
    But what is interesting about the "attempt" on the potato tsar - will there be another interception of the conversations between Nick and Mike? And by the way, when all these "records" were still transferred to Mishustin, Russia promised to quickly deal with them and inform the people about what it was. And now how much time has passed and only deathly silence. Why is it so?
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) April 22 2021 08: 46
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      Need to break the dip. relations with the Czech Republic. And sever all trade ties.

      The Czechs are digging a hole for themselves, a shovel to help them ..

      The Czech Senate proposed to the government to terminate the treaty on friendly relations with Russia. As part of this, it was proposed to leave only one Russian ambassador in Prague, and cut the rest.

      67 out of 72 senators who were at the meeting voted for the proposal to break off friendly relations with the Russian Federation.
      The senators in the adopted resolution called the explosions in Vrbetica an act of state terrorism, called on the government to terminate the agreement on friendly relations and cooperation with the Russian Federation, and also to reduce the number of the Russian Embassy in Prague to one person, - reports Czech TV.

      PS Reset the Czech Embassy and claim compensation for damage caused to Russia the Czechoslovak corps during the civil war.
      Incidentally, they stole part of our gold reserve on the sly.
      "Remember everything".
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 10: 39
        +1
        Quote: Ulysses
        Russian Czechoslovak Corps during the Civil War.

        Have you thought for a long time? And they answer you the post-war Soviet period.
        And in general, you can't come up with a dumber idea.
    2. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) April 22 2021 10: 28
      -1
      You still have to collect potatoes from this tsar when the strawberries are gone in Poland.
      1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 10: 33
        -2
        Will I go from Israel to Belarus to pick potatoes? And before that I went to Poland for strawberries? Why are you smoking there?
        1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
          Just a cat (Bayun) April 22 2021 10: 42
          -1
          So it's just a Jewish habit to stick your nose into other people's showdowns?
          1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 11: 41
            -2
            Well, you constantly poke your nose into other people's showdowns, why are we worse?
      2. Oder Offline Oder
        Oder (Wojciech) April 22 2021 10: 54
        0
        Why are you clinging to this Poland? Do you have a phobia?
        Poland is a nation - Poles.
        Hold on to the Jewish government in Poland, which is doing everything it can to divide our peoples, not us ordinary people.
    3. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 22 2021 10: 44
      +2
      But I wonder about the "attempt" on the potato king - will there be another interception of Nick and Mike's conversations?

      Whatever Lukashenka is, he will not fall to the level of the Czechs. Why turn into clowns? There are normal recordings, without any Leliks and Boleks. Enjoy watching hi



      And by the way, when all these "records" were still transferred to Mishustin, in Russia they promised to quickly deal with them and inform the people about what it was. And now how much time has passed and only deathly silence. Why is it so?

      Do you want to deal with everyone who keeps deathly silence? Or do you only demand from Russia? The British on the Skripals did not present anything, the Germans on, sorry, Navalny's underwear are silent like a fish on ice. By the way, Bulgarians say that their armory Baron Gebrev was also hounded by a newcomer, 2 times ... A newcomer was generally the safest weapon of mass destruction. Probably can be certified for safe use in populated areas laughing
      The Americans do not show satellite images to anyone on the downed Boeing. In your area, the standard answer is generally no comment. There are a lot of examples.
      By the way, you do not demand proof from the Bulgarians either.
      1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 11: 42
        -1
        So you're admitting that Nick and Michael was a cheap gimmick that the entire internet made fun of?
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 22 2021 12: 04
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          So you're admitting that Nick and Michael was a cheap gimmick that the entire internet made fun of?

          I admit nothing. Keeping chronological order is a sensible approach.
          I will wait until they recognize cheap tricks with Skripals, Navalny, Gebrev and the fabulous adventures of Petrov and Bashirov. The Internet continues to make fun of them.
          Do you recognize them as such or do you continue to believe?
          1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 16: 20
            -2
            As for Chepiga and Mishkin, there is just very well-grounded evidence both on the Skripals and on the events in the Czech Republic. Or do you want to say that these are just two gay businessmen, as they hinted at this in an interview with Simonyan? Well, it’s just a coincidence - they appeared there, then there, and even quite by accident, the difference in the passport number is only one digit. But such a miserable fake like with "Nick" and "Michael", you really can only laugh at this. The potato tsar did Putin a disservice by bungling such squalor. The Kremlin could only keep silent in the hope that it will be forgotten. They will not exhibit there laughing at myself, confirming. And to say that the Emperor Bulbingham has a very miserable imagination, too, can not be said.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) April 22 2021 17: 45
              +1
              As for Chepiga and Mishkin, there is just very well-grounded evidence both on the Skripals and on the events in the Czech Republic.

              Truth? And where can you get acquainted with them? Oh yeah, I forgot yes They are secret and will not be shown request

              Or do you want to say that these are just two gay businessmen, as they hinted at this in an interview with Simonyan? Well, it’s just a coincidence - they appeared there, then there, and even quite by accident, the difference in the passport number is only one digit.

              What do you want to discuss, facts or their orientation? The difference of one digit in the passport is understandable if they were ordered and received at the same time.
              And where else besides England did they appear?

              But such a miserable fake as with "Nick" and "Michael", over this, in fact, you can only laugh.

              Madam, you have a strange sense of humor. The evidence for Nick and Mike is quite on the level of Mishkin and Chepiga.

              The potato tsar has done Putin a disservice by bungling such squalor.

              Why are Czech footmen better? What about a tattered British cat?

              The Kremlin has only to remain silent in the hope that it will be forgotten. They will not expose themselves to ridicule, confirming. And to say that Emperor Bulbingham has a very miserable imagination, too, cannot be said.

              What's left for you? To go out of his way proving that Western propaganda has not done well and now you have to pretend that you believe everything? At the same time, you look no less shabby hi
              1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 18: 19
                -3
                In fact, the Czechs posted documentary evidence, in particular, the fake passports of Chepiga and Mishkin, this is in the public domain, there are conclusions from the British laboratory on the Skripals, there is also the conclusion of the German laboratory on the poisoning of Navalny (this, of course, is no longer related to the above), and I will definitely believe the Germans more than nonsense about "metabolic disorders". It is clear that in Russia they did not count on such a high sensitivity of German chromatographs who discovered acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. So who did this is a big question.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) April 22 2021 19: 13
                  +1
                  In fact, the Czechs have posted documentary evidence, in particular the fake passports of Chepiga and Mishkin, this is in the public domain

                  Passports? How wonderful good Where can you see them? Do not share a link?

                  in the public domain, there are the conclusions of the British laboratory on the Skripals.

                  Just great good Will you give me a link? smile

                  There is also the conclusion of the German laboratory on the poisoning of Navalny (this, of course, is no longer related to the above)

                  This is amazing! good Where can I read? I hope there is a link? smile

                  and I will definitely believe the Germans more than nonsense about "metabolic disorders". It is clear that in Russia they did not count on such a high sensitivity of German chromatographs who discovered acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. So who did it is a big question.

                  The gullibility of housewives is legendary. But you are not that true? You won’t take my word for it and are you familiar with the documents? yes Or not? request
                  Let's do this, you give us references to the sources, let's see what is written in the sources and we will draw conclusions.

                  And so I can write to you that in the KGB of Belarus all the evidence on the crocodile skin scrolls with sealing wax seals is fastened two hectares in the basements. laughing
                  1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 22 2021 22: 47
                    -3
                    Okay, tomorrow I'll be back from duty, I'll give you some links. I would give it now, but from a smartphone it's problematic, and at work many sites are blocked, including yours.
    4. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 11: 08
      0
      Quote: Tatiana Korzhenko
      But it's interesting about the "assassination attempt"

      It is interesting to get in the Russian Federation Prigozhin "Putin's chef", here "Potato Tsar". Is this a new trend to hide weapons in the kitchen?
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) April 22 2021 12: 07
        -1
        It is interesting to get in the Russian Federation Prigozhin "Putin's chef", here "Potato Tsar". Is this a new trend to hide weapons in the kitchen?

        On your farm, figure it out, your Kersti with reduced social responsibility, they say, is going to Afghanistan. Would you like to take part in punitive operations personally? You tell her unreasonable, such trips do not always end well. In Chad, this is how they lost the president.
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) April 22 2021 13: 18
          -1
          What incoherent write. The life of Estonia does not depend on the life of the President))) Unlike your country (((((He is still alive, and already BAD (((
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) April 22 2021 15: 35
            +1
            What incoherent write. The life of Estonia does not depend on the life of the President))) Unlike your country (((((

            Of course yes Life in Estonia does not depend on the president request Life in Estonia from the generosity of Brussels. There will be subsidies - life is glimmering, there will be no subsidies - the planet is a piece of iron lol

            He is still alive, but already BAD (((

            Never before have Estonians lived so badly as under Putin?
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) April 22 2021 08: 38
    -1
    After Judas Mikhail Gorbachev sold our East Germany at the mercy of Uncle Sam for the Nobel Prize, and with it all the countries of Eastern Europe under the Warsaw Pact, withdrew our troops from there, he put his ardent haters of the USSR there, and now Russia, since then, they have become, in relation to us, the most vicious jackals in all economic and military-political provocations, and they will be like that until we give them a mouthful, and this has to be done for a long time, only our ruling elite does not have the courage and determination to do this, which does not understand in any way that there is still no such crazy person in the world who will directly climb on our nuclear power with a huge combat potential, and an example of this is Comrade Eun, who has only a dozen nuclear warheads, and the Yankees are simply afraid of him, although for them he is like a rusty nail in their ass .... And the Czech Republic is just one of a pack of mongrels controlled by the State Department and the CIA,
    as well as three Baltic farmsteads, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, etc.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 22 2021 09: 05
    +1
    On April 12, Czech President Milos Zeman removed the previous Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček from office at the direct request of Prime Minister Babis. And the functions of the head of the Foreign Ministry were temporarily assigned to Gamachek.

    Jan Hamacek acted as First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister

    The Czech publication Seznam, citing sources in the government, reported that on Wednesday Zeman would appoint Kulganek as foreign minister, after which it would be announced further "cleansing" at the Russian embassy

    Yakub Kulganek performed this ex Interior Minister
  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 22 2021 09: 09
    +1
    The Czech authorities have detained five people suspected of financially supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. This was reported by Reuters on Wednesday, April 21, with reference to the prosecutor's office in Prague.

    The suspects were detained on the night of April 21 during a large-scale operation of the National Center for Combating Organized Crime of the Czech Republic (NCOZ), previously they themselves fought on the side of the separatists, write the Czech publications Respekt and Aktuálně.

    According to them, the detainees allegedly organized trips of Czech citizens to Ukraine to participate in hostilities on the side of the separatists. According to Aktuálně, one of the detainees said that they were led by officers of the Russian special services who worked at the Russian Embassy in Prague and were recently expelled from the Czech Republic.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 22 2021 10: 59
      0
      The Czech authorities have detained five people suspected of financially supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

      And when will they detain pro-American separatists and simply terrorists in Syria suspected of financial support and arms supplies? When will the owner of the exploded ammunition show up?

      they themselves fought on the side of the separatists

      Are there no fighters on the side of the Ukronazis?

      According to them, the detainees allegedly organized trips of Czech citizens to Ukraine to participate in hostilities on the side of the separatists. According to Aktuálně, one of the detainees said that they were led by officers of the Russian special services who worked at the Russian Embassy in Prague and were recently expelled from the Czech Republic.

      Presumably ... one of them told ... In general, with a pitchfork on the water ...
      How many were sent from there? Battalions? Or did the Russian diplomat personally accompany 2-3 Czechs at the station?
      The embassy will be substituted for the sake of sending several volunteers? Do not make me laugh laughing
  6. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) April 23 2021 10: 15
    0
    Well what can I say. Yes, the Czech leadership has enough debilov who play against their country.
  7. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 23 2021 21: 36
    +2
    Good evening to colleagues!
    Perhaps someone knows why the repatriates hate us so much?
    At school, graduated from 1970, we did not even know the word "nationality". Life naturally divorced, recently, for 50 years of graduation, we sat in a Japanese restaurant. One, Zhenya, works as a new Russian, several factories, one works as a millionaire in Kiev with a residence permit, the second marriage to a young Ukrainian woman, one girl in Germany, and you didn't know that she was Jewish? No, I didn't know ... And so the ordinary middle class in every sense, everyone lives well, everyone has grandchildren, apartments, houses, dachas, cars, health problems of varying complexity ... There was something to discuss, mainly health ... good