PM fears Volynhia Czechs could become instrument of Russian propaganda

05-10-2014

In reaction to President Zeman’s criticism with regard to inaction on the part of the Czech embassy in Kiev to the demands of ethnic Czechs for repatriation, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told Czech Television he feared that the mass repatriation of ethnic Czechs from Ukraine could be abused by Russia for propaganda purposes and could complicate Czech relations with Ukraine. According to the information that we have It seems that many ethnic Czech families want to repatriate in order to avoid their men getting drafted so it is a very sensitive matter, the prime minister noted.