Czech President, US Envoy in Rare Public Spat Over Ukraine

April 6, 2015 9:59 AM

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Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador to Prague are in a rare public dispute over Zeman's decision to attend a Russian military parade, and Czech lawmakers are siding with the American.

In an interview with online publication Parlamentni Listy on Sunday, Zeman bristled at the envoy's implied criticism of his decision to attend Moscow's traditional May 9 military parade at a time the army has destabilized Ukraine. Zeman said U.S. Ambassador Andrew Shapiro is no longer welcome in the...

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