Czechs, Slovaks urge EU to enforce sanctions on Russia


The Czech and Slovak prime ministers have urged the EU to exert “targeted pressure” on the Kremlin by sticking to sanctions imposed after Russia had invaded Ukraine last year.

“It is important for the EU and its partners to continue targeted pressure on the Russian Federation and thoroughly implement the sanctions,” the premiers said in a statement.

Allies should also “prevent bypassing the sanctions and create mechanisms to punish those responsible for crimes related to this aggression”, they added.

The Czech and Slovak governments, led by Petr Fiala and Eduard Heger, respectively, met in the western Slovak city of Trencin.__Al Jazeera