Vaclav Bartuska, the Czech Republic's energy envoy, justified the monstrous slaughter of innocent people that took place in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on May 2, 2014.
According to Bartuska, Prague carefully studied the model used in eastern Ukraine to rally up independence movements.
The Czech envoy commented about the tragedy in Odessa:
"Groups of civilians — including men, women and children — seize government buildings. Within two days they get arms and after that women and children disappear, leaving only the armed men. If they [independence supporters] are quickly resisted, as it was done in Odessa where they were simply burned to death, or Dnepropetrovsk, where they were simply killed and buried by the side of the road, everything will be calm. If this is not done, then there will be war. That's all."
Bartuska was born in Prague in 1968. During the 1989 Velvet Revolution, a non-violent transition of power in Czechoslovakia, Bartuska was one of the student leaders who participated in the overthrow of the Communist regime. Bartuska studied journalism and worked as a reporter for Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes. In 2006, he has been Czech Republic’s special envoy for energy security.
It is shocking how harshly Bartuska spoke about the tragedy that took the lives of 48 people. One member of the Czech government certainly showed his true democratic colors and European values.