First Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Acting Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek announced his intention to raise at the EU ministerial meeting on April 19 the topic of an explosion at an ammunition depot in the village of Vrbetice, which occurred in 2014 and killed two people.
Hamacek wrote on his Twitter microblog that he had informed the Czech ambassadors to the EU and NATO to report on the “Vrbetice case.”
On the eve it became known that the Czech Republic is expelling 18 employees of the Russian embassy, calling them intelligence officers working under diplomatic cover.
According to Prague, Russian special services were involved in the explosion of an ammunition depot in the Czech Republic.
Meanwhile, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, reminded the Czech authorities that she could follow “such tricks.”
The international committee of the Federation Council, in turn, said that the Czech Republic, in addition to retaliatory measures due to the expulsion of diplomats, should receive a tangible response in the form of sanctions significant for its economy.