In the article, the agency particularly noted the statement of energy expert Vladimír Štěpán, who spoke about the fact that the Czech Republic should conduct direct negotiations with Russia on the purchase of energy raw materials.
TASS also informed readers about the call of the organizers, who demand the immediate resignation of the government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS). If they do not do so, the organizers threaten to announce coercive actions.
On Wenceslas Square, 70,000 protesters demanded the resignation of the government
“If the authorities do not heed the call for an urgent reassessment of their policy, there may be revolutionary events in the Czech Republic comparable to November 1989, when the Communist Party was shut down in Czechoslovakia,” said TASS.
In an article about the demonstrations in Prague, the Russian TV channel Cargrad stated on its website that the Czechs rebelled against the government and issued an ultimatum for a special military operation in Ukraine. “Let us remind you that the Czech Republic was one of the first countries to become enemies with Russia,” added the channel.
Prime Minister Petr Fiala told journalists on Saturday that the demonstration on Wenceslas Square was called by forces that profess a pro-Russian orientation, are close to extreme positions and are against the interests of the Czech Republic.
“It is clear that Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns appear repeatedly on our territory, and someone simply succumbs to them,” said Fiala. He added that everyone has the right to express their views and demonstrate.
“The interpretations of the events that I had the opportunity to see point to strongly pro-Russian attitudes, and in my opinion, this does not correspond to the interests of the Czech Republic and our citizens,” added Fiala.
Other foreign media also noticed the demonstration in Prague. Reuters and AFP reported on it. It also reached the Arab world. “Over 70,000 Czechs demonstrated in the center of the metropolis of Prague and demanded freedom from dependence on NATO and the EU,” the Syrian state agency Sana wrote at the head of its report.
Syria and North Korea are the only two states that have recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed entities – the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.