Apr 18, 2021
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The walls of the Russian embassy in Prague doused with ketchup

In Prague, on Sunday night, ketchup was poured over the walls surrounding the territory of the Russian embassy.

The police in the Czech capital detained seven people and opened an administrative case against them.

The hooligans said the ketchup was supposed to symbolize the blood of two victims of the explosion of an ammunition depot in the village of Vrbetice in the east of the republic in 2014. The local authorities have already cleared the walls of the embassy, ​​TASS reports.

On the eve of the Czech Republic announced the expulsion of 18 employees of the Russian diplomatic mission in Prague, calling them “officers of the Russian special services.” The expulsion of diplomats was motivated by new circumstances of the explosion in Vrbetica, in which the officers of the GRU were allegedly involved.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the expulsion of the Russians, said that Prague is well aware of “what will follow such tricks.”

In turn, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov called the involvement of Russians in the explosion nonsense and promised that Moscow would respond proportionally to Prague.

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