Václav Klaus criticises expulsions

“The British government does not want to produce any evidence – if any other country did so, it would be annoying,” said former Czech President Václav Klaus. He sharply criticised the Western reaction in the Skripal affair. Britain owe clear evidence to Russia. The expulsion of Russian diplomats had been “a little childish,” said the longtime politician of the newspaper “MF Dnes” on Thursday. “Since Slovakia, Slovenia and Austria did nothing like that, I would rather be a citizen of these countries,” he added. The Czech Republic had declared three Russian embassy members personae non gratae under pressure from Britain.     •

Source: Handelsblatt from 5 April 2018