Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis said that the country’s Ministry of Finance is preparing a lawsuit demanding compensation against those suspected of involvement in the 2014 explosions at ammunition depots in Vrbetica, writes TASS.
Earlier, Babish said that the republic’s authorities suspect the special services of the Russian Federation of involvement in the incident. In this regard, 18 Russian diplomats were expelled from the country. The Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were also put on the wanted list. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the accusations of the Czech side of their involvement in the explosions in Vrbetica are absurd.
Moscow responded by declaring 20 employees of the Czech embassy persona non grata and expelling them, denying Prague’s accusations.
It was also reported today that investigators suspected another Russian of involvement in the explosions. He is allegedly an employee of the Russian Embassy, Sergei Fedotov, who, according to the Polish side, was engaged in the manufacture of an explosive device.