Embassy of Ukraine criticises Czech MP

The Embassy of Ukraine has strongly criticised Czech MP Jaroslav Holík for allegedly taking part in celebrations marking the third anniversary of the annexation of Crimea by Russian forces. The story was reported Monday by the Czech News Agency. The Embassy of Ukraine in Prague said in a statement that Mr Holík, an MP for the Movement of Freedom and Direct Democracy which splintered from the upstart Dawn Party, was reportedly one of a handful of foreign politicians to take part; the embassy has asked the Czech Chamber of Deputies to investigate the visit. The Czech News Agency said, according to its own information, that the visit was private and not official.