Expert assesses the prospects for Russian-Czech relations

29.11.2021, Moscow.

Doctor of historical sciences and senior researcher at the Department of Eastern Europe of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yulia Shcherbakova assessed the prospects for bilateral relations between Russia and the Czech Republic after the appointment of opposition coalition leader Petr Fiala to the post of prime minister of the Czech Republic, a Rossa Primavera News Agency’s correspondent reported on November 29.

“What is known. What is important for relations between the Czech Republic and Russia is that its current Prime Minister Petr Fiala opposed Russia’s participation in the Dukovany Nuclear Power Station construction tender…

Previously, he had spoken out in favor of strengthening anti-Russian sanctions and believed that the previous government of Andrej Babiš was too loyal to Russia,” Shcherbakova said.

According to the expert, Moscow should not expect any particular success in the direction of cooperation with the Czech Republic.

Parliamentary elections were held in October in the country, where the party coalition Spolu (English: Together) won, receiving 27.77% of the vote. The 57-year-old Fiala is chairman of the right-wing liberal Civic Democratic Party.

On November 11, former Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš announced that his cabinet was resigning and would serve until a new government, to be formed by the Civic Democratic Party headed by Petr Fiala.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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