the Ministry of defence of the Czech Republic may not give Russia a monument to Marshal Konev, dismantled in Prague in April of this year, as it does not belong to the military Department and the municipality of the district Prague 6. It is stated in the answer of the head of the Ministry of defense of Lubomir Menara to the letter of Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
on April 3, implementing the decision of September 12, 2019, the authorities of the district Prague 6 the dismantled monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev, established in the area. The initiator of the demolition of the monument, the mayor of the district ondřej kolář assured that the monument will be handed over in the Museum memory of the twentieth century.
In this regard, on April 9 the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu asked Lubomira Metaru requesting the transfer of the monument to the Russian side in the shortest possible time, reminds RIA Novosti.
Methner said that the monument is not the property of the Ministry of defence of the Czech Republic and is not in its territory. Under the law, cannot be included in the category of war graves. The decision to demolish the monument was adopted by the municipality of the district Prague 6. And the Ministry of defence of the country can not take ownership of the district, to whom the monument, therefore, has no right to decide on the transfer of the Russian Federation.
the Minister of defence of the Czech Republic noted that the problem with a monument to Konev could help consultations between diplomatic departments of the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic.