Mary Zaharovitch: Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation / RIA Novosti
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova responded to the statement by the head of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář about the fault of Moscow in the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in the Czech capital. In an interview with TASS on Sunday, June 28, she called the accusations of dirty fuss.
“The finding of the monument were regulated by legal acts. All this dirty romp of a law is irrelevant,” concluded Zakharov.
Earlier it was reported that ondřej kolář who initiated the demolition of the monument to Konev in Prague, blamed Russia. Kolar said that the Prague authorities were not instructed to demolish the monument. According to him, the first Russian side offered to take the monument, that stood in the Embassy safe. “In response, they several times stated that it is only our duty to guard the monument,” — said the head of the district.
After that, the monument placed explanatory signs that are supposed to protect it from vandals, but this decision has caused discontent of Moscow. These tablets contain speculation about the participation of Konev in the preparation of the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. In response, target threatened to “send Konev for scrap” and later made the decision to remove the monument.
On 11 June the Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow thinks the ability to buy the monument to Marshal Ivan Konev in the Czech Republic. Such a course of action called the last resort.
Monument is Konev in Prague was demolished on 3 April. In this regard, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under article “the Desecration of symbols of Russia’s military glory, committed publicly.” The Czech foreign Ministry has indicated that believe the prosecution of its officials of a foreign government invalid.
In 2017, the Czech Republic revised the role Konev in history. In addition to the information on the role of commander in the liberation of Prague from the Nazis in 1945, on the plate of the monument there was a mention of the suppression of the Hungarian uprising of 1956 and the preparation of the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
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