Lipavský in Washington: “Ukraine must regain Crimea to put an end to Putin’s imperialistic dreams”

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The Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský made it clear during his meeting with his American counterpart Antony Blinken in Washington on Tuesday that Czechia is aligned with the US on important issues such as support for Ukraine, mutual defence, and relations with China.

The foreign minister made Czechia’s stance towards Putin and the Russian invasion of Ukraine clear when talking to his American counterpart, Antony Blinken. He stressed the importance of standing up to dictators, saying appeasement has been shown not to work, and that it is not enough for Ukraine to take back the territory lost since 2022.

“I said that it is crucial that Ukraine is able to restore its borders from 1991, for it to regain Crimea, and thus to put an end to Putin’s imperialistic dreams.”

The war in Ukraine and how to continue supporting the invaded country was the main topic of discussion on the table. Lipavský stressed that military aid was crucial for Ukraine’s defence, including the expected upcoming Ukrainian counter-offensive.

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Author: Anna Fodor