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Czechia suggests NATO develop joint strategy on Russia

Czechia suggests NATO develop joint strategy on Russia Photo: Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czechia (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Czechia believes that NATO needs to develop a common strategic approach to Russia, according to Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský.

He noted that "Kremlin's Tzar" Vladimir Putin has bought into his imperial dreams - he wants to create the strongest army in the world and do whatever he pleases without consequences.

The Minister reminded that in 2014, agents of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation blew up an ammunition depot in the Czech Republic, resulting in the deaths of two innocent Czechs.

In 2018, the same Russian agents attempted to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the city of Salisbury using Novichok, added Lipavský.

"And just as the Kremlin treats its enemies abroad, it treats its own people. Just think of all the sneaky murders of opposition politicians or regime critics," said Czech Foreign Minister.

Moreover, as Lipavský added, Putin considers the collapse of the Soviet Union to be “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century".

"Constant hybrid warfare. Cyber attacks. Lie-poisoned propaganda. Espionage under diplomatic cover. Russia is sowing seeds of chaos globally. I propose we come up with a credible strategic approach towards Russia. Because only a strong NATO can be the antidote to this chaos," the Minister emphasized.

It should be noted that an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers is taking place in Prague on May 30-31.


Yesterday, on May 29, Lipavský urged NATO countries to formulate a joint strategy to contain Russia.

He noted that such a step is necessary to protect Europe from possible Russian aggression.