Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic sent to the Russian foreign Ministry official note because of the demonstration, which took place in front of the Consulate General of the country in St. Petersburg. This statement was made by the representative of the Czech Ministry Zuzana Stihova in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Stihova noted that the participants in the event unfurled a banner with obscene language. Also, the protesters lit smoke bombs. Law enforcement officers detained one of their members. He was ordered to pay a fine.
the Representative of the Czech foreign Ministry said that law enforcement officers are not briefed the Consul General about their actions and resolution of the incident. After that, the Ministry of foreign Affairs had sent a note.
the Incident is due to the demolition of the monument of Soviet Union Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague. The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called this action a crime and was promised a response. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu asked his Czech counterpart, asking to transfer the monument to Moscow, however, the Czech Ministry of defense explained that it did not have such authority, as the monument belongs to the municipality of the district Prague 6. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the third paragraph of article 354.1 criminal code (“the Desecration of symbols of Russia’s military glory, committed publicly”).