Czech-Russian relations are not perfect, so it's time to begin consultations to resolve mutual disputes, said on Wednesday reporters the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrew Babish.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that relations between Moscow and Prague in recent years has been marred, but the Russian Federation is in favour of good ties with all countries.
The Czech foreign Ministry had no comment on the case of Ivan Safronov, the appropriate questions should be sent to the Czech intelligence services, said on Wednesday RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Department Zuzana Stihova.
"We have no comments on this issue (in the case of Ivan Safronov). Your questions should be directed to the Czech intelligence services," - said Stihova.
Two Czech citizens expelled from Moscow in response to the expulsion of two Russians from Prague, had already left the territory of the Russian Federation and are on your way home, said Wednesday the press-Secretary of the Czech foreign Ministry, Zuzana Stihova.
On Monday, Czech Ambassador in Moscow Vítězslav Pivonka was summoned to the foreign Ministry where he was informed that two citizens of the Czech Republic, working in Moscow, declared persona non grata and have 48 hours to leave the territory of the Russian Federation. These actions were taken in retaliation after expulsion in early June from Prague two Russian diplomats.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic agreed to discuss with Russia the situation around the monument to Marshal Konev in Prague. It is reported by RBC with reference to the press service of the Czech foreign Ministry.
In Prague reported that the statue is now in storage, but later it will be exhibited in the Museum of the twentieth century.
The Czech Republic has not yet offered a date for consultations with the Russian Federation on topical issues of bilateral relations, said in an interview with RIA Novosti first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Titov.
Earlier, foreign Minister of the Czech Republic tomáš Petricek said that the Czech side expects consultations with Russia on the level of foreign Ministers on the basis of the Treaty relations between the two countries. Russia is ready for consultations was confirmed by the corresponding note of the Russian Embassy in Prague, at the Czech foreign Ministry, and a letter to the Czech Ambassador in Moscow.
Free movement of citizens between the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary opened from 12.00 (13.00 GMT) on Friday, Slovakia opened their borders to these countries on Thursday, the negotiations with Germany is still ongoing, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic tomáš Petricek.
"At an extraordinary meeting of the Czech government made the decision to open on a parity basis the borders with Austria and Hungary, with Slovakia is beginning to act Thursday. Negotiations with the German government are still ongoing, but citizens of the Czech Republic may from noon today to return from Germany without tests for coronavirus. And for German citizens while there are still conditions," said Petricek.