Czech Finace Minister protests against Washington Post calling him pro-Russian

28-10-2015

Czech finance minister Andrej Babiš has objected to an article published by The Washigton Post on October 16, which called him a pro-Russian politician. In the article, called ʻRussia's new kind of friendsʼ, its author Anne Applebaum wrote that politicians such as Andrej Babiš, Miloš Zeman or Slovak prime minister Fico frequently echoed or repeated Russian slogans and pointed out that all three argued against Western sanctions on Russia. In a response published in Washington Post last week, Mr Babiš said that his and his party’s policy had been clearly pro-Western and pro-NATO. He also protested against being lumped together with politicians such as Miloš Zeman and Václav Klaus.