Czech presidential candidate Babiš backpedals after ‘anti-NATO’ comments spark ire

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Billionaire ex-prime minister and Czech presidential candidate Andrej Babiš caused a stir by saying in a live debate on Sunday night he would refuse to send troops to defend NATO allies Poland and the Baltics in case they were attacked. “I want peace, I don’t want war. And in no case would I send our children and the children of our women to war,” he said on Czech state television, sparking ire among neighbours and NATO allies alike. Babiš later backtracked on Sunday’s comments, saying “his statement was distorted” and that he would respect NATO’s mutual defence commitments. “I just didn’t wan…

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