Over 870 soldiers take simultaneous oath of service


Over 870 soldiers have taken a simultaneous oath of service in a ceremony that marked the Czechoslovak Independence Day. The ceremony took place at Prague's Hradčanské Square and was attended by the Czech president Miloš Zeman and defence minister Martin Stropnický and other dignitaries. On the same day, president Zeman promoted several soldiers and other officials, including Prague fire corps head Roman Hlinovský, head of Foreign Intelligence Service Jiří Šašek and head of counter-intelligence Security Information Service Jiří Lang.