In the Czech Republic, a petition appeared on petice.com demanding to send Czech troops to Kaliningrad, annexed and renamed it Královec. As a reason for incorporation of the Russian exclave in the Baltic to Prague, the historical fact is given that the city of Königsberg was founded by the Czech king Přemysl Ottokar II.
“During its existence, the city belonged to Prussia, Poland, Germany, and now to Russia. We believe that Russia has played enough with Kaliningrad, and the time has come to give it to another state, following the almost 800 years practice. As the city was founded in honor of the Czech king, it must pass into the hands of its rightful owner — the Czech Republic <…> Thus, we have a unique opportunity to expand the territory of the Czech Republic and, finally, get access to the sea. Therefore, we demand that the Czech government send Czech soldiers to Kaliningrad, announce a referendum that will end with 98% of votes in favor of joining the Czech Republic, and then annex Kaliningrad and rename it Královec,” is said in the petition text.
More than 13 thousand people have already signed it.
Earlier, the MEP from the Czech Republic, Tomasz Zdekhovsky, proposed dividing the Kaliningrad region between the Czech Republic and Poland.
It all started with a satirical tweet by a Polish blogger, whose idea Zdekhovsky picked up. After that, it went viral on Twitter and caused an avalanche of memes.
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