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Poland calls urgent summit over Russia

Poland calls urgent summit over Russia

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has scheduled an urgent online meeting of the heads of governments of the Visegrad Group “on the Russian issue.

The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary are expected to communicate via video link.

The main topics of the meeting should be “the aggravation of the situation against the background of actions by the Russian Federation, the latest developments in Czech-Russian relations, as well as the expression of solidarity and support” to the Czech Republic, according to the Polish Government Information Center.

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szymkowski will Senk clarified on Twitter that a meeting of the Visegrad Group heads of government is scheduled for 12 noon local time.

“The meeting will focus on Russian acts of sabotage in the Czech Republic, Russia’s escalation of the situation in Ukraine and Belarus, and cooperation in strengthening security in the region,” he wrote.

Earlier, the Czech Republic accused employees of the Russian security services of involvement in the explosions at its military depots in 2014. The wanted, in this case, declared Russian citizens Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whose names became known after the poisoning of the Skripals.

Eighteen Russian diplomats were expelled from Prague. Moscow described the charges as unfounded and absurd and saw an “American trace” in them, responding by symmetrically expelling Czech embassy staff.



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