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Newly elected Czech President Petro Pavel said that European countries are obliged to help Ukrainians to defend themselves from Russian attack, and later to satisfy Ukraine’s desire to join NATO.
“Ukraine will be morally and practically ready” to become a member of the alliance after the end of the war, Petr Pavel said in an interview with the British BBC television, preparing for the inauguration on March 9.
Russian artillery and rockets do not destroy our city. But our future may be destroyed if we do not help Ukraine…
The president in the Czech Republic does not manage current state affairs, but approves the prime minister, the head of the central bank and the constitutional court, and can also use the position to promote the country’s domestic and foreign policy.
Petro Pavl’s predecessor, Milos Zeman, was forced to admit that before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, he was wrong when he offered the international community to recognize the Russian annexation of Crimea, criticized sanctions against Russia and denied Moscow’s aggressiveness, claiming that a “civil war” had occurred in the east of Ukraine “. “.
“The attack on Ukraine was a cold rain for many people in and outside of Russia, and I am one of them,” Zeman admitted in June 2022 in Radio Svoboda interview.
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The Czech Republic became the first NATO country to provide Ukraine with heavy armored vehicles, transferring dozens of upgraded T-72 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles from its arsenals.
Petr Pavel, a retired general and former chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said that the actions of the Czech government are telling the story and noted that support for Ukrainians should be increased.
“Russian artillery and rockets do not destroy our city. But our future may be destroyed if we do not help Ukraine to successfully end this conflict,” Pavlo said.
He emphasized that ending the war is in Russian hands: “For this, it is only necessary for Putin to withdraw his troops from Ukraine and the war would end.”
Pavel won in the second round of voting in January, defeating billionaire former prime minister Andrei Babish.