The President of the Czech Republic: the European Union should reconcile itself with the Crimea having become a part of Russia
The President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman told Czech radio station during the interview that the European Union should reconcile itself with the Crimea having become a part of Russia.
"Whatever we declare, the Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine in the nearest distant future. And the western countries, specifically the European Union, should reconcile themselves with it," he said. Milos Zeman called the decision of the Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev to "present the Crimea to Ukraine in 1954" as "stupid one".
The President of the Czech Republic added that he supported the idea of federalization of Ukraine. "Federalization of Ukraine would not be something harmful. Germany, USA and Switzerland are federations," Kriminform quotes Zeman.
At the same time the President of the Czech Republic criticized the law on the state language of Ukraine, which denies the Russian-speaking population the right of using its language at the state level. "I don't know what kind of madman came up with that," said Zeman.