"If they are quickly resisted, as was done in Odessa, where they were simply burned to death, or Dnepropetrovsk, where they were killed and buried by the side of the road, everything will be calm. If this is not done, then there will be war," Bartuska noted.
Czech Foreign Ministry spokesman David Frous told press on Saturday that Bartuska "was penalized by the Foreign Ministry in accordance with labor legislation. Before that, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek had a frank discussion with Bartuska on the matter." Frous added that a second violation will result in the diplomat's dismissal.
Commemorating the massacre earlier this month, Russian Foreign Ministry human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov criticized Kiev for failing to complete an investigation into the case and bring the perpetrators to justice.