In the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in the Czech Republic, blame the Russian diplomats. This was stated by the mayor of the district Prague 6 ondřej kolář.

According to the headman of the district, the Russian Embassy has offered to move the monument to its territory. After the failure of the monument tried to demolish the vandals, which caused protest actions in protection of a monument.

He noted that he did not want to cause resonance around the monument, therefore, ordered to demolish it.

“We never tried to remove the monument. If Russia did not start their actions through the Prague Embassy, the statue was still standing in his place,” he was quoted Parlamentni listy.

In early April, the Prague authorities demolished a monument to Soviet Marshal Konev. Dismantling provoked a strong reaction from the authorities and diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic and Russia. Russia’s investigative Committee opened a criminal case. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, said that the dismantled monument, you must recover either in Czech Republic or in Russia. The Russian foreign Ministry is considering the option to repurchase the monument.