Czech PM meets with Ukrainian counterpart


Czech Prime Minster Petr Nečas met with his Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Azarov on Monday, putting worsening relations following an affair from earlier in the year to rest. The two leaders signed three intergovernmental agreements and expressed an interest in future cooperation, including the fields of energy, chemistry and ecological technology. Mr Azarov said that Ukraine was interested in Czech technology with regards to modernisation. In their meeting, Mr Nečas also raised the issue of possible visa-free relations.

In the earlier affair, involving the Czech Republic and Ukraine, two members of the Czech military section at the Czech Embassy in Kiev were accused of spying in the industrial sector. The Czech Republic countered that the scandal was reaction for the Czech Republic’s having granted asylum to Bohdan Danylyshyn who served in the government of Yulia Tymoshenko.