The foreign Ministry reiterated Moscow’s position on the events of 1968 in Czechoslovakia

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova during a briefing in Moscow. 23 Nov 2017The foreign Ministry reiterated Moscow’s position on the events of 1968 in Czechoslovakia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Russian foreign Ministry confirmed that Moscow’s official position on the events of 1968 in Czechoslovakia, said in comments to the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in connection with the publication on the website of the TV channel «Star».

On the website of the TV channel «Star» were previously published an article by Leonid Maslovsky «Czechoslovakia should be grateful to the USSR for 1968: a history of the «Prague spring». She was one of the topics of the meeting between Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Czech President Milos Zeman; Medvedev assured the meeting that this article has nothing to do with the official position of Moscow in relation to these events.

«In connection with the posting on the website of the TV channel «Star» on November 21 of this year, articles on the topic of Czechoslovak events of 1968 would like to confirm the immutability of the official position of Russia. It is enshrined in the Treaty on friendly relations and cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic, dated 26 August 1993, has repeatedly been expressed by the Russian leadership,» — said in comments.

At the same time, said Zakharov, the past should not stop us from moving into the future.

«We value our good relations with the Czech Republic, we see good prospects for enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation. This was discussed in the conversation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman, who is in Russia on an official visit», — the document says.