Czech Prime Minister named the only version of the cause of the explosion in Vrbetica

2 weeks ago

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has named the only version of the causes of the explosion in Vrbetica in 2014 that the investigation is considering. According to him, it is a sabotage by foreign intelligence services.

“There is only one version. It is an attack by Russian agents,” the Czech prime minister said. He stressed that Czech President Milos Zeman has his own view on the issue, but he also supported the expulsion of Russian embassy employees who were allegedly secret service agents.

Earlier, Zeman had promised to declassify the results of the investigation of the explosions at the ammunition depots in the village of Vrbetice, and he did not rule out that the scandal that erupted could be the result of special services’ games. Among other things, the Head of State pointed out that the reports of the country’s Security and Information Service (counterintelligence) contain no evidence of the presence of “Russian agents” at the ammunition depot in Vrbetice.

The Czech Republic accused Russian special services of involvement in the explosions at the ammunition depot in Vrbetica in 2014. After that, Russia and the Czech Republic exchanged expulsions of diplomats and decided to equalize the number of embassy employees. According to Prague’s version, the day before the warehouse bombing, there were Russians Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom Britain accuses of trying to poison Sergei Skripal.