Czech prime minister calls Russia’s actions in Eastern Ukraine an invasion

The Czech prime minister said on Sunday there was no longer any doubt of a Russian invasion into Eastern Ukraine and expressed the view that the only way out of the crisis was the realization of Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s peace plan. In an interview for Czech Television Mr. Sobotka said there had been a palpable sense of disillusionment among EU leaders stemming from their futile efforts to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Czech prime minister also warned of a potential humanitarian crisis in Ukraine with the offset of winter.