17:04 02.09.2016

Czech Foreign Ministry to seek liquidation of so-called DPR representative office in court

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Czech Foreign Ministry to seek liquidation of so-called DPR representative office in court

The Czech Foreign Ministry intends to seek in a regional court the liquidation of a non-governmental association called the DPR Representative Center, Radio Liberty reported with reference to the Czech News Agency (CTK).

The Czech Foreign Ministry decided to go to court, because such an organization creates a false impression that it is an official diplomatic mission, Radio Liberty quoted Czech Foreign Ministry press secretary Michaela Lagronova.

The press secretary said that leaders of this association are illegally using the title of honorary consul.

As reported, the Yevropeiska Pravda (European Truth) website published the material on the DPR's intent to open its representative office in Ostrava on September 1. According to the article, the office will be headed by its 'consul', Ostrava resident Nela Liskova.

The Czech Foreign Ministry has already strongly denied the opening of a 'DPR representative office' in any form, because the self-proclaimed republic cannot have an accredited diplomatic mission in the Czech Republic, because the Czech Republic does not recognize the resistance of the DPR.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa said that the Foreign Ministry sent a notice of protest to the Czech Embassy due to the confirmation of information on the opening of a representative office of the self-proclaimed DPR in the city of Ostrava.

It was a third notice to the Czech side already, she said.

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