Prague: Czech President Miloš Zeman said he was not going to apologize for saying that Ukraine should sell the Crimea, because he simply "expressed his opinion."
In his interview with Barrandov TV, Zeman said that Ukraine can not demand official apologies from him, because he expressed his opinion, and he does not intend to apologize for his own thoughts.
On Tuesday, October 10, Czech President Miloš Zeman during a speech at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe said that the annexation of the Crimea is a completed matter and offered Ukraine to receive compensation either financially or by oil and gas.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine issued an official statement in which he noted that Ukraine would never trade its territory, values and freedom. Also, the words of the Czech president were commented on by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. He stated that he did not consider the annexation of the Crimea "a complete business" and categorically rejected the proposal to "bargain" for the peninsula.