The prime ministers of the Visegrad countries expressed deep concern about what they called a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and condemned all action threatening the country’s sovereignty. The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia issued a joint statement on Tuesday, demanding a decrease in tensions through dialogue. The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, meanwhile, expressed scepticism about plans to impose economic sanctions on Russia; Mr Zeman told reporters that sanctions yielded no reasonable results.
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