Milos Zeman: Turns his back on Putin – “Green light” to 103 Czech citizens to fight in Ukraine


THE President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman gave the “green light” today to about 100 Czech citizens to help the Ukrainian army fight Russian forces in Ukraine, his spokesman said.

The once pro-Russian Czech president changed its stance after the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. A few days later, called his longtime ally “crazy”τον President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“Today, Wednesday (Zeman) signed, at their own request, a decision approving the enlistment of 103 civilians in the Ukrainian armed forces.” reported the spokesman for the presidency, Giri Ovchanek.

Since the beginning of the war and after the appeal made by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, many foreign volunteers of different nationalities have been fighting on the side of the Ukrainians.

Zeman’s decision was also approved by Prime Minister Petr Fiala. The two politicians had agreed in March not to punish Czechs leaving to fight in Ukraine. Czech law prohibits the country’s citizens from fighting abroad.

The Fiala government has provided about 118 million euros in military aid to Ukraine.

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