The head of the Czech foreign Ministry called Russia a «threat» for the European Union

© AFP 2018 / Mladen AntonovФлаги European States and the European Union against the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. Archival photoThe head of the Czech foreign Ministry called Russia a «threat» for the European Union© 2018 AFP / Mladen Antonov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic tomáš Petricek called Russia a «threat» to his country and other members of the European Union, reports Radio Praha.

As stated by the head of Department, Moscow is «a real risk» of «spreading misinformation and various hybrid threats.» However, he has not provided any arguments coming from the Russian side, «danger.»

In the opinion of the Minister, the reports of the Czech intelligence about Russia «should be taken very seriously.»

As noted Petricek, Czech Republic should more effectively confront these «threats» and not «sit idly by».

Tomas Petricek became the foreign Minister in mid-October. His rhetoric against Moscow is significantly different from the positions of other representatives of the Czech government.

So, at the end of October, Prime Minister Andrew Babish said that he does not consider Russia a threat and hopes for normalization of relations between States. According to him, instead of dialogue, the West has returned to the state «quasihomogenous war» with Russia. Czech President Milos Zeman also repeatedly drawn attention to the importance of interaction with the Kremlin, and the futility of anti-sanctions.

Recently, the Western States hyping the hysteria over the «Russian threat». In particular, the eve of the British General called Russia a greater threat than ISIS* and al-Qaida*. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in turn, with irony responded to a similar statement. The diplomat noted that Moscow is not entitled «to forbid anyone to exercise their intellectual abilities».

Anti-Russian rhetoric also expressed the Baltic States, Poland, Ukraine and some other countries, pointing to the modernization of the Russian army as a «threat». Moscow, in turn, have repeatedly stated that improving the combat readiness of the Armed forces is purely defensive in nature. In addition, the Russian side emphasized that it did not intend to attack any country of NATO, but the Alliance uses «Western hysteria» to increase our presence along the Eastern borders with Russia.

The Russian foreign Ministry also said that unfounded allegations of «Russian threat» seriously undermine the dialogue between Russia and the West.

*Terrorist organizations, banned in Russia.