“The diplomatic scandal was initiated by the Czech authorities for far-fetched reasons that have nothing to do with reality. The accusations against Russia are absurd and unsubstantiated. Russia’s mirror response is natural and forced, ”said Sergei Zheleznyak, a member of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.
“The statements made by representatives of the Czech Cabinet of Ministers following the announcement of the expulsion of Russian diplomatic staff demonstrate the true reasons for the sudden surge of Russophobia in official Prague. We are talking about a tender for the construction of a new power unit at the Dukovany NPP, in which the Russian state corporation Rosatom and a number of Western companies were to take part. Being the obvious leader among others who applied for participation in the project, the Russian company had a great chance of winning. An American company intended to take part in the same tender, which now, in the absence of competition, can get a contract. The results of the tender will put all the points, and then we will see what the efforts were actually aimed at to squeeze Russia out of the Czech energy market. Such political games of the USA in Europe only play into the hands of Washington. Nobody worries about any energy security of European countries in the United States, the most important thing is not to allow the development of cooperation between Europe and Russia, ”the politician stressed.
“Unfortunately, recently the US pressure on Europe is increasing more and more, and there is no need to talk about the sovereignty of individual European countries. We see how Washington uses blackmail methods to conquer European markets to the detriment of the European man in the street, ”the parliamentarian added.