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Kyiv Activists Protest Czech President With Goat


Activists in Ukraine demonstrated with a live goat outside Prague's embassy in Kyiv on October 12, after controversial comments made earlier this week by Czech President Milos Zeman. He told the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg on October 10 that Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region was a "fait accompli." Zeman added that there should be discussions of possible Russian compensation to Ukraine, with gas, oil, or money. The comments were quickly rejected as private and not official policy by the Czech prime minister and other top officials in Prague, but they sparked anger in Kyiv. Russia seized Crimea in March 2014, sending in troops and staging a referendum denounced as illegal by dozens of countries. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

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