The Czech Ambassador assessed the situation surrounding the demolition of the monument to Konev in Prague
Moscow and Prague for consultations in a few weeks will take a political decision on the situation with the monument to Konev, told reporters the Ambassador of Czechia in Moscow Vítězslav Pivonka that was previously summoned to the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation in connection with the expulsion of employees of Rossotrudnichestvo from Prague.
"No. It will be taken in the consultation in a few weeks," said the Ambassador, answering the question about whether it was made the political decision on the monument to Konev.
In early April the authorities of the district Prague 6 the dismantled monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev liberated the city from the Nazis in may 1945. According to the initiator of the dismantling, the head of the district of ondřej Kolář, the monument will be placed in the created by the city Museum memory of the twentieth century.
The Russian foreign Ministry called these actions "outrageous and cynical". The Kremlin said that Moscow would prefer to see a monument to Konev restored to Czech or Russian soil. The RF IC opened a criminal case over the desecration of symbols of Russia's military glory, committed publicly, the Russian investigators intend to prosecute participants of the demolition of the monument. Czech President Milos Zeman called the dismantling of the monument to stupidity, which made a slight Czech politics.