Contents tagged with czech republic

  • Czech Republic preparing a special rapid employment program for Ukrainians

    The Czech Republic’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Jaroslava Němcová, stated that the ministry is planning to significantly accelerate the employment of Ukrainians through a special program stated, Radio Svoboda reports.

    According to Němcová, the number of job vacancies in the Czech Republic has reached a record high at over 260,000. The jobs on this list include positions for nurses, social workers, technical workers and construction workers.

    The Minister visited the Czech Embassy in …

  • Czech Communist Party wants to block NATO troop rotation

    iDNES.cz. reports that the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia [Czech Republic] (KSCM) wants to block the planned rotation of NATO troops in the Baltic countries.

    The KSCM believes that the presence of Czech servicemen in the Baltic countries will contribute to the deterioration of relations with Russia.

    "[It will be] demonstrating power on the borders of the Baltic countries and Russia, increasing tensions in the region, and complicating the relationship between Russia and the rest of …

  • Ukraine denied entry to three foreigners due to their pro-Russian activities

    Three foreigners were unable to enter Ukraine because of their pro-Russian activities. On May 1, the State Border Service of Ukraine refused to allow citizens of Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia into the territory of Ukraine, reported the department’s press service.

    "Two foreigners are not allowed to cross the border at Boryspil airport on the basis of information received from other law enforcement agencies. The citizens of Italy and the Czech Republic lied about events that took place …

  • Czech court orders to shut down Representative Office of Donetsk People’s Republic

    According to Ceske Noviny news outlet, the Czech Republic court has ruled to shut down the so-called “Representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic.”

    According to the court ruling, the activities of the so-called “DRP’s Representative office” are illegal. The Representative Office is located in Ostrava and was allegedly opened in 2016.

    The Czech Republic court rejected previous appeals against the closure of the DPR Representative office. Pro-Russian activist Neli Liskova urged the …

  • Czech ex-detective detained in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Special Services detained a former police investigator of the Czech Republic’s Office for the Detection of Organized Crime, Ludek Vokal, as reported by Info.cz web-portal with reference to sources.

    A Czech diplomat was also allegedly arrested but he was later released and given back his diplomatic passport.

    In the Czech Republic, Ludek Vokal was wanted by the General Inspectorate of Security Authorities in connection with suspicions on his activities under the authority of then-Head …

  • Czech Republic extradites Russian hacker to the US

    According to the Respekt radio station, the Czech Republic extradited Russian Yevgeniy Nikulin to the United States. US authorities have accused Nikulin of cyber-attacks and the theft of user data. Respekt reported that the final decision was made during the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan to Prague.

    Nikulin's attorney, Martin Sadilek confirmed to RIA Novosti that the Russian was indeed extradited. The defender stressed that the decision was made by the …

  • Czech President hinders extradition of Russian hacker to US

    Czech President Milos Zeman insists on extraditing Russian Evgeny Nikulin, detained in Prague in 2016 at Washington’s request, to Russia rather than the United States, Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan told the publication Aktualne.

    "It is true that there have been two meetings this year at which the President asked me to extradite a Russian citizen not to the United States, but to Russia," Pelikan said. After the publication of the material, right-wing Czech politicians attacked Zeman …

  • Czech Republic to invest $200 million in gas exploration projects in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian natural gas production sector might receive a new foreign investor soon. A Slovak oil and gas drilling company, Nafta intends to invest $200 million USD in exploration and extraction of natural gas in Ukrainian gas fields. A statement came from representatives of Nafta and its main stakeholder, Czech Republic-based EPH holding during their last visit to Kyiv, as reported by gazeta.ua. Joseph Levoca, the director for exploration and production presented plans to develop the …

  • School atlases with 'Russian Crimea' withdrawn from lists of recommended textbooks in the Czech Republic

    Atlases containing controversial maps that showed “Russian Crimea” were approved for distribution in accordance with the internal documents of the Czech Ministry of Education in the summer of 2017. Later, the Ambassador of Ukraine protested the incorrect marking of the peninsula.

    The Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic stated that the school atlas in which the Crimea was marked as Russian territory is now out of circulation in the country.

    "The Ministry of Education studied the …

  • President of the Czech Republic complained about ‘rudeness’ of leader of DPR Zakharchenko

    President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman said that the attitude of the leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko is "rude and uncivil", after he asked Zakharchenko to release the Ukrainian historian and religious scientist Igor Kozlovsky, "convicted for espionage."

    According to Zeman, he wrote a letter to Zakharchenko about six months ago. Who, according to Zeman, did not answer the letter, which the Czech president regarded as "rudeness and incivility". Zeman warned that in the future he …