Ukraine war: MFA of Ukraine protests opening "a terrorist embassy" in Czechia

19:26 Sep. 1, 2016

MFA of Ukraine protests opening "a terrorist embassy" in Czechia

Ostrava, Czech Republc (Source:

Representatives of Donetsk separatists claim to open a representative office in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine filed a formal protest and handed a note to the Embassy of Czech Republic to Ukraine. Ukrainian MFA demands to use best efforts to reconsider the decision of local authorities on opening a "representative office" of a terrorist organization, which is contrary to international law and bilateral Czech-Ukrainian agreements.

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Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine stated it hopes for appropriate actions of Czech authorities in the short term. The Ministry has also passed to the law enforcement authorities of Ukraine the information on some Czech Republic citizens' activity concerning attempts to legalize a terroristic organization. 

Russian-backed Donetsk separatists earlier claimed they would open ‘officially registered diplomacy center' in Czech Ostrava on September 1. Official Prague said it would not recognize the 'embassy' or have any diplomatic relations with it. 

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