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Zeman responds to Zelenský’s challenge. The exception is that the Czechs can fight in Ukraine, they are in favor

Czech President Milos Zeman would support the exemption for Czechs who want to go to Ukraine to fight voluntarily. His spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said this on Monday for the web news portal Novinky.cz.

They are waiting for the recommendation of the resorts

“Applicants apply to the Ministry of Defense, which will assess the application together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior. Only then will the application go to the military office and to the President. It will therefore undoubtedly depend on the government’s recommendations.” Zeman’s spokesman said.

The president will talk to Prime Minister Peter Fial on Thursday. It also wants to seek the views of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Fiala stated that he would be in favor of enabling the participation of Czech citizens in the struggle for Ukraine in individual cases. However, he considers it irresponsible to comment on collective participation.

Aliens called on the foreigners

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on foreigners to join Ukraine’s defense, which has been defending against a large-scale Russian invasion since Thursday.

The Czechs can do so legally only if an exemption is granted by the President of the Republic. Without it, anyone who would go to fight in a foreign country would face up to five years in prison, the News recalls.

Senator Václav Láska announced that he was preparing an amendment that should repeal it. He wants to present it to the government and the deputies. Some countries have already allowed their citizens to serve in the Ukrainian army.

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