"Fifty years ago, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia destroyed Prague's spring, but the desire for freedom and democracy has survived and forms the heart of what now connects Europe," wrote Tusk.
Fifty years ago the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia was crushed #PragueSpring. But the desire for freedom and democracy has been preserved and is the essence of what unites Europe today.
– Donald Tusk (eucopresident) August 21, 2018
According to Tajani, the "tragedy" of the occupation in August is a sign that, especially for young people, freedom is not self-evident and there is no alternative to a united and successful Europe. Head of the European People's Party Weber has added twitter articles on Tuesday in Czech and Slovak.
Today is the 50th anniversary of 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia. This historic tragedy is a reminder for all of us, especially the younger generation, that freedom is not self-evident and there is no alternative to a successful Europe that is united.
– Antonio Tajani (@ EP_President) August 21, 2018
"Remember with regard to the victims of this sad event and to those whose subsequent normalization has destroyed lives, and let us not abandon history," he wrote.
The view of the Soviet tank in front of her house was marked by one of her oldest memories by the Czech Commissioner Vera Jourova. "… it will affect you all your life, so I regard the defense of democracy as the biggest task for us: Czechs, Slovaks, Europeans," she said on Twitter.
Today, Czechs and Slovaks remember the occupation of the republic in 1968. A Soviet tank on my doorway is one of my earliest memories, it affects you for life. That is why I consider defending our democracy as the biggest task today, for all of us: Czechs, Slovaks, Europeans. pic.twitter.com/xJ6bmrVKur
– Věra Jourová (@VeraJourova) August 21, 2018
The leader of the largest group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, on Twitter, urged us not to forget the past and not to distort it.
The occupation of Czechoslovakia, which has now passed 50 years, is one of the tragic moments of the twentieth century. Let us respectfully remember the victims of this sad event and those whose later normalization destroyed their lives. And let's not disappoint and distort history. #okupace # 1968 # invasion68 pic.twitter.com/npDo7mgWoY
– Manfred Weber (@ManfredWeber) August 21, 2018