BRATISLAVA, August 21 (WebNoviny.sk) – The occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 was one of the crimes of Communism, the 50th anniversary of the invasion of troops of the Warsaw Pact in the former Czechoslovakia, the Občianska konzervativna strana (OKS).
Conservatives see birthday "Not as a reason to celebrate an unrealistic attempt to reform the communist system by the leadership of the Communist Party, but especially as an opportunity to recall the criminal character of communist totalitarianism, to commemorate its victims and courageous brave people ".
Communism was and remained a criminal regime
August 1968 is for OKS "A permanent reminder of the importance of a truly free and democratic society to be defended and protected, and it also reminds us that the place of free and democratic Slovakia lies in the West, which is the expression of our membership of the NATO and the EU. ".
As further mentioned in the OKS statement on the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Czechoslovakia, signed by OKS Chairman and Deputy of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Ondrej Dostál and OKS Vice-President and President of OKS Program Council Juraj Petrovic, "The murder of Czechoslovak citizens by the Soviet occupiers in 1968 was a logical continuation of the murder of political opponents by the Czechoslovak communists after the coup and the establishment of the communist regime in 1948. The normalization of the 1970s was a continuation of the 50th Criminal crime, Communism was and remained a criminal regime ".
OKS adds that anniversary "Also reminds us of the need for our solidarity with the victims of aggression and oppression of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes." "Our support deserves Georgia and Ukraine, which are now facing aggression by Putin Russia.".
Soviet troops left in 1991
On Tuesday, August 21, we recall the 50th anniversary of the invasion of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSSR) by the war of troops in Warsaw.
The invasion has defeated all hope of the Communist party Pražská jari, which is associated with the name of the then first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Alexandr Dubček.
On the night of August 20 to 20, the soldiers of the five countries of the Warsaw Pact – Bulgaria, Hungary, the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Poland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) invaded Czechoslovakia.
on "Acts of international solidarity" did not participate in Romania. Units of Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and the GDR later withdrew, but the USSR deployed its troops on the territory of the CSSR. Soviet troops eventually left in 1991.
After the occupation of the "standardization policy"
After the occupation the so-called standardization policy began. It meant the persecution of the participants in the process of renewal, the censorship and the massive emigration of Czechs and Slovaks. The final end of Prague's spring came in April 1969, when Gustáv Husák came to the Communist Party.
The occupation required a few dozen deaths and hundreds of wounded. The Czechoslovak government recorded 72 deaths from August 21 to September 3, after which it was 90 and the numbers of wounded were different.
The soldiers left the destroyed roads and the destroyed facades of their houses behind. According to the estimates of the then Ministry of Finance, the direct damage amounted to 1.4 billion crowns. Later the damage was estimated at 4.48 billion crowns, but the indirect damage was much higher.
Totalitarianism fell on November 17, 1989 in Czechoslovakia. Several representatives of the communist regime came before the court in connection with the invitation of the Soviet troops to the country, but no one was punished.