Dzurinda marks 1968 invasion

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda marked the 35th anniversary of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops by laying a wreath to two Slovak students who died during the event.

The prime minister said that it was important to keep their memory alive to protect democratic values.

"In the past century we underwent two periods of dictatorship and even after 1989 we trifled a bit with democracy too. Therefore, it is important to remember such milestones as August 21, 1968, Prague Spring, and everything which relates to that," he told journalists after the event.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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