In an interview with CNN Prima News, Czech President Petr Pavel confirmed his words that Russians living abroad should be "watched" by Western intelligence agencies. Earlier, he spoke about this in an interview with Radio Liberty.
He clarified that this does not mean surveillance of every citizen of the Russian Federation, but rather a general observation of what is happening in the Russian community.
Pavel also explained his words that "the entire Japanese population living in the United States was also under a strict surveillance regime." It is known that during the Second World War, the US authorities forcibly moved at least 125,000 Japanese, more than half of whom were American citizens, to concentration camps called "military displacement centers."
According to the President of the Czech Republic, he does not approve of the methods that the Americans used against the Japanese, and does not call for them. Pavel emphasized that he gave this situation as a “historical context”, thus showing that certain measures were introduced against citizens of a warring country in the past.