The first in the EU representation of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) opened in the Czech city of Ostrava. As told the head offices of nella Liskova, the choice of the city due to the fact that the Donetsk and Ostrava twinned relationship. According to her, the centre was registered as a nonprofit organization.
“We will promote the expansion of contacts between citizens of DND and residents of Ostrava and the Czech Republic”, – said the Agency TASS Liskova. The mission also intends to help in establishing linkages between entities and providing humanitarian aid to the residents of the DNI.
The main purpose of the mission Liskova also heads the Czech public Association “people’s militia”, refers to the promotion of international cooperation of the DNR and a speedy international recognition of the breakaway Republic.
The Czech foreign Ministry said that the office of the DNI may not have diplomatic status and do not have the appropriate accreditation. It was assured that the Czech Republic does not recognize the NPT and support for the Minsk agreement.
The mission of DNR in the Czech Republic immediately responded in Kiev. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine handed over to the Embassy a note of protest, demanding to take measures to review the decision of the regional authorities.
“Despite the official position of the Czech Republic that consistently supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, adequate to the expected actions of our partners in the nearest future”, – said the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
Kiev calls the opening of the representative office of the DNI “an attempt to legalize a terrorist organization.”