The Czech police released photos of two Russians with the same identities as the suspects of Sergei Skripal’s attempted poisoning in the UK.
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek (April 17) announced that Prague will expel 18 Russian Embassy employees identified by its intelligence service as agents of the Moscow spy service. They have 48 hours to leave the Czech Republic.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis explained that his country “irrefutable evidence” Agents of Russian military intelligence GRU Unit 29155 exploded 50 tons of ammunition in a warehouse in Vrbetice in the east of the country. The ammunition killed two people on October 16, 2014. On December 3rd of the same year, 13 tons of ammunition exploded in an unexplainable manner.
“The explosion caused huge material damage and endangered the lives of many people, but most importantly, it killed two of our compatriots.”Mr. Babis added that he said he received the news on Friday, but did not explain why the Czech government received the news so late.
In the process, the Czech unit responsible for organized crime (NCOZ) released photos of two men carrying Russian passports, Alexander Petrov born in 1979 and Ruslan Bachirov born in 1978. In 2018, it was the two killers of Novichok in Salisbury. “The two men attended in the Czech Republic in October 2014” NCOZ argued that when the Vrbetice explosion occurred, they also held passports from Tajikistan and Moldova.
“After the Salisbury poisoning attempt in 2018, we found ourselves in a similar situation to the United Kingdom”When referring to the case of Sergei Skripal, Mr. Hamachek said that Sergei Skripal was a former double agent who had acted in the Russian army against the British. Survived the territorial attack. Hamachek said that he had summoned Russian Ambassador Alexander Zmayevsky on Saturday night.