Czech Foreign Ministry expresses concern over fighting in Georgia

10-08-2008

The Czech Foreign Ministry has expressed concern and called for an end to hostilities in the Georgian region of South Ossetia. In a press release, the Foreign Ministry stated that the Czech Republic fully supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and expressed regret that Russia had in its view become a party to a conflict as a result of its military steps against Georgia. Around 50 Czechs are believed to be in the region, and the Foreign Ministry has also stated that it is prepared to send a plane to bring its nationals home.