MOSCOW, may 4 – RIA Novosti. Russia in connection with the situation around the dismantling of the monument to Marshal Konev in Prague, Czech Republic mechanisms of bilateral dialogue to fulfil the obligations of the authorities for the protection of monuments, failure to do so will exacerbate relations, the Russian foreign Ministry.

According to authorities, the allegations that Russia, emphasizing the importance of the implementation by another Contracting party assigned intergovernmental Treaty on friendly relations and cooperation of August 26, 1993, the obligations allegedly “interfering in the internal Affairs” of the Czech Republic, untenable and baseless.

Authorities of the district Prague 6, implementing its decision of September 12, 2019, dismantled 3 April, the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev. According to the initiator of the demolition of the monument, warden (head) of district 36-year-old ondřej Kolář, the monument was transferred to the Museum memory of the twentieth century. In the Main investigatory management SK of Russia brought criminal case about the desecration of symbols of Russia’s military glory, committed publicly. As reported the representative of the RCDS Svetlana Petrenko, Russian investigators intend to prosecute participants of the demolition of the monument to Konev in Prague.