Foreign ministry defends work of Czech embassy in Kiev

05-10-2014

The Czech Foreign Ministry has defended the work of the Czech ambassador to Ukraine Ivan Počuch, saying that it had received no signals which would indicate that the ambassador had neglected his duties in connection with the community of ethnic Czechs living in the country. The ambassador came under fire from President Miloš Zeman on Saturday who said the embassy had neglected its duty by failing to register the demands of over 200 Volynhia Czechs for repatriation to their old country. The ambassador said he regretted the president’s criticism, saying he himself had only learnt about the alleged requests for repatriation from the media.