Apr 20, 2021
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Kremlin denies Czech accusations of Russia’s involvement in Vrbetica bombing

The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told the media that the Kremlin strongly disagrees with the conclusions of the Czech Republic about the involvement of Russian special services in the explosion of an ammunition depot in the village of Vrbetice near the town of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic in 2014. This is reported by TASS.

“We categorically disagree with such conclusions, we consider them provocative and unfriendly,” a Kremlin spokesman replied to a question from journalists on this topic.

Last week, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis announced suspicions of the involvement of the Russian special services in the explosion in Vrbetica. This was followed by the expulsion from the republic of 18 Russian diplomats, whom the Czech authorities called “officers of the Russian special services of the SVR and GRU.”

In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry declared 20 employees of the Czech Embassy in Moscow persona non grata and expelled them.

Earlier today, the ministry said that Washington is behind the actions of Prague.

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