The government will discuss the cancellation of the resolution handing over land for use by Russia

The government will discuss the cancellation of the resolution handing over land for use by Russia

Government discusses annulment, resolves to hand over their land to use Russia

Illustrative photo – Prime Minister Petr Fiala at a press conference in Prague after the government meeting, February 1, 2023.

Prague – The cancellation of government resolutions from the 1970s and 1980s, which entrust real estate to Russia for free use for diplomatic purposes, will be discussed at today's meeting by the cabinet of Petr Fiala (ODS). There is also a proposal on the agenda for up to 15 Czech military police officers to be involved in the detection and documentation of war crimes in Ukraine.

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According to Czech diplomacy, Russia uses the land, which was handed over to the then Soviet Union for use by nine government resolutions from 1970 to 1982, for purposes other than diplomatic, so there is no reason to continue providing it free of charge. According to earlier information, these are Prague apartments near the embassy, ​​but also buildings in Brno, Karlovy Vary and recreation centers.

The war crimes detection and documentation project will be approved by both houses of Parliament after discussion by the government. The mandate would be for up to 15 military police to monitor the situation and investigate war crimes. The tasks would be similar to those previously in the area of ​​the former Yugoslavia, Defense Minister Jana Černochová (ODS) stated in February.

An amendment to the Act on Doing Business on the Capital Market or an amendment to the Government Regulation to introduce specialization are also on the agenda of the cabinet. general nurses for oncology and chronic wounds. Another regulation related to wine and animal welfare is submitted to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The government should deal with two cash donations and the priorities of the Ministry of the Interior's Help on the Ground program, as well as the priorities of the Medevac medical humanitarian program. The program also includes a report on the activities of the Financial Analysis Office for 2022 and information on two public contracts from the Ministry of Defense.