Russian fifth column. Fiala insists on the statements about the organizers of the demonstration

According to Fiala, the cabinet does not underestimate the concerns of citizens and there is a way to manage the increase in energy prices.

Fiala already stated at the weekend that the demonstration was called by forces that claim a pro-Russian orientation, are close to extreme positions and are against the interests of the Czech Republic. A number of politicians criticized him.

According to him, in addition to energy aid, the organizers also want withdrawal from the EU and NATO. “They want to make us vassals of Moscow again.”

On Wenceslas Square, 70,000 protesters demanded the resignation of the government

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Fiala wrote on social media on Monday that he had been asked if he regretted his statement. “I stand by my statement, which did not refer to the protesters, but to the organizers. The demonstration was organized by members of the Russian fifth column. There is enough evidence. Just look at who stood on the stage and what they said,” he said. These people see the solution to expensive energy in leaving NATO and the EU, Fiala pointed out. “They want to make us a vassal of Moscow again. And that needs to be named and confronted,” he says.

According to him, there is a way to manage rising energy prices and inflation. “It will be clear during September. We do not underestimate citizens’ concerns. We also announced a robust support program a long time ago for all those who will still have problems managing inflation,” he said. He is convinced that there will be no need to go to the square and similar “dubious” events. “That won’t help anyone with expensive bills,” Fiala stated.

For example, politicians from the opposition movements ANO and SPD criticized the Prime Minister for his statement. According to ANO vice-president Alena Schillerová, he showed arrogance and incomprehension towards the public, SPD MP Jan Hrnčíř considers the statements arrogant and stupid. The head of the Association of Regions, Martin Kuba (ODS), also called the statement unfortunate, and he was also criticized by the chairman of the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (ČMKOS) and presidential candidate Josef Středula.

Demonstration on Wenceslas SquareVideo: Novinky, ČTK

Cuba: Fiala’s statement about the protesters was not happy

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The protest called Czech Republic in the first place was a joint action of organizations, political parties and citizens who do not agree with the current policy and want the resignation of the government. The organizers mainly criticized the high energy prices and the pro-Western course of the current government.


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