Posted 21 апреля 2021,, 06:18

Published 21 апреля 2021,, 06:18

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Media: Czech deputies intend to demand compensation from the Russian Federation for the explosion in Vrbetica

Media: Czech deputies intend to demand compensation from the Russian Federation for the explosion in Vrbetica

21 апреля 2021, 06:18
The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament adopted a resolution urging the country's government to demand compensation from Moscow for damage caused by explosions at ammunition depots in the village of Vrbetice in 2014. The Czech authorities are associated with the incident by the Russian special services.

As the newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes writes, at the same time the parliamentarians called on the cabinet of ministers to reduce the number of employees of the Russian embassy.

"We are a proud country and we will defend ourselves, - quotes the publication of the words of the author of the resolution", - the leader of the Christian Democratic faction in the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament Jan Bartoszek.

Also, the deputies supported the authorities on the expulsion of 18 employees of the Russian embassy, who left Prague on Monday. The deputies expressed their gratitude to the employees of the special services and law enforcement officers for their work on the investigation of the explosions.

Also, representatives of the lower house called on the Cabinet to suppress hostile attacks against Czech sovereignty and to exclude the involvement of Russian companies in the implementation of projects for the construction of strategic infrastructure facilities. Let us remind you that Rosatom is already going to exclude from the tender for the completion of the Dukovany NPP.

We will remind that earlier the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrei Babis refused to consider the explosion at the warehouse in Vrbetica an act of state terrorism on the part of Russia.

On Saturday, Babis and Czech First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Jan Hamacek announced the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats. The Czech side claims that they are "officers of the Russian special services of the SVR and the GRU." This step was taken in connection with the allegedly revealed circumstances of the explosion in Vrbetica in 2014. Czech Prosecutor General Pavel Zeman noted that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, suspected in Great Britain of poisoning the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, are behind the events.

In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry recognized 20 Czech diplomats as persona non grata.