Prague summons Russian ambassador for UN envoys’ statements to UNSC on Dugina

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – August 25, 2022) Russian Ambassador to Prague Alexander Zmeyevsky has been summoned to the Czech Foreign Ministry following statements made by Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasiliy Nebenzia criticizing Prague’s reaction to the murder of journalist Darya Dugina, Minister Jan Lipavsky said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Nebenzia called statements by Czech Defense Minister Jana Cernochova regarding the murder of Dugina, in which she said she did not sympathize with the deceased and his family, support for terrorist acts, and called for an official exam.

“I have decided to summon the Russian Ambassador to the Czech Foreign Ministry. Deputy Minister JKurfuerst (Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership Jaroslav Kurfurst) strongly condemned Russia’s outrageous and false accusations against Czechia in the Council UN Security,” Lipavsky tweeted.

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, in turn, said that the country’s government considers the statements of the Russian diplomat regarding Cernochova unacceptable.

Dugina, the daughter of right-wing political philosopher Alexander Dugin, was killed on the evening of August 20 in a car explosion in the Moscow region. She and her father were leaving an event, where Dugin was speaking, in separate vehicles. Russia’s Federal Security Service said Monday that Ukrainian intelligence was behind Dugina’s murder and named the perpetrator as Ukrainian citizen Natalia Vovk.

Berta D. Wells