Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has reacted to Czech President Miloš Zeman who compared the storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters with the events of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine.
“It’s all the same that someone would decide to compare Miloš Zeman with Václav Havel. Formally, they are both presidents of the Czech Republic, but in fact, nothing in common,” he wrote on Twitter.
Václav Havel was one of the most notorious dissidents in the country during the Soviet era, becoming the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Under his presidency, the country withdrew from the Warsaw Pact and became a member of NATO. Havel also supported the idea of the country joining the EU.
The current President Zeman is sympathetic to the Russian Federation and known for his scepticism towards the EU.