Ex-President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus spoke sharply about the scandal of Prague with Moscow, accusing the current Czech authorities of it, the newspaper Lidovky writes.
The politician stressed that during the “coronavirus hysteria” and with a general lack of information in the country, fakes are easily spread. In addition, he recalled that parliamentary elections are to be held soon. “I would not want to compete with other politicians and observers to see who will make the harshest and most original statement on this matter,” said Klaus.
According to him, he did not think that he would ever return to the 1950s. “I didn’t believe that I would ever again knock on the table in powerlessness, listening to the regime radio and the statements of our high-ranking political leaders,” the publication quotes the words of the former head of state.
If the United States had re-elected President Donald Trump, no one would have remembered the explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica seven years ago, the politician also said. “Our government and the pseudo-opposition associated with it understand that it is impossible to endlessly scare people with the coronavirus, and therefore they are desperately looking for another fictitious threat to keep people in fear,” he believes, arguing that “it is easier to manage scared people.” … Klaus urged politicians to stop and think first of all about the country, not about themselves.
Last week, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis announced suspicions of the involvement of Russian special services in an explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica in 2014. Following this, 18 Russian diplomats were expelled from the country. A day later, Russia declared 20 diplomatic missions persona non grata. The Russian Foreign Ministry refutes the accusations of the Czech Republic and calls them absurd and unfounded. The official representative of the department, Maria Zakharova, said that in this way Prague is trying to hide its internal problems.