České noviny: Czech Republic to abolish the post of Czech-Russian relations commissioner on 30 June
PRAGUE, 28 June – RIA Novosti. The Czech government plans on Wednesday to consider removing the post of commissar of Czech-Russian relations, to which Rudolf Indrak, head of the international department of the presidential administration, was appointed in 2020. reported Online edition of České noviny.
The post of Commissar was created by the Czech Cabinet of Ministers to normalize Czech-Russian relations, its negotiations were planned at the level of one of the Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, so that the entire spectrum of relations between the two countries was considered. However, after the incident related to the explosions at warehouses in the village of Vrbetice, which the Czech authorities accused of organizing by the Russian special services, led to the deportation and back deportation of 18 employees of the Russian Embassy in Prague in mid-April 2021. Relations between the two countries deteriorated further, with 20 employees of the Czech diplomatic mission in Moscow.
This year, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs created a special embassy task to coordinate policy towards the Russian Federation, to which Lubos Vesely was appointed. He previously served as deputy ambassador to the Russian Federation and was among Czech diplomats expelled from Moscow.
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