The Russian deputies said “the operation was not in vain because the economic potential of Czechoslovakia was reinforced for the next 22 years. After 1990, the countries of the former Warsaw Treaty lost their national sovereignty and their economic potential and the inhabitants’ living standards were steeply lowered”.

TOP 09 considers the arguments of the Russian deputies “a shameful falsification” of events.

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