Czech president calls for Prague to accept Russians fleeing mobilization

25 September 2022, 08:29 PM
Miloš Zeman (

Miloš Zeman (

President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman has announced the country should accept Russian citizens who are fleeing mobilization, CNN Prima News reported on Sept. 25.

“I think we should give visas to these people just like to Ukrainian refugees,” Zeman said.

“A person fleeing from Russia does not pose a security threat.”

If there are any political changes in Russia, the military will not be the initiators, added Zeman, who has expressed pro-Kremlin views in the past.

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“The military has shown such enormous incompetence that they will not initiate any changes, business opportunities are limited by sanctions, not to mention the seizure of yachts,” the Czech president said.

“If there are political changes, I will consider it as pressure from economic circles.”

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala on Sept. 21 said a partial mobilization in Russia declared by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is another proof that Russia is the “only aggressor.”

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský said on Sept. 22 that the Czech Republic opposes issuing humanitarian visas to Russians fleeing mobilization.

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