Senate urges government to do more for peace in Ukraine

The Senate has urged the Sobotka government to use all diplomatic means at its disposal in helping to end the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. In a resolution issued on Wednesday senators expressed grave concern over the increase in violence in the region and the flagrant violation of the terms of the Minsk agreement. The resolution also clearly states that the Czech Republic perceives Crimea as an integral part of Ukraine, and condemns its annexation by Russia as an act of aggression in violation of international law.