Expulsion from Prague, two Russian diplomats were indecent act on the part of the authorities of the Czech Republic. On 6 June , said in the air of the YouTube channel “Soloviev LIVE” official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“Announced the expulsion of two Russian employees of foreign institutions. …We categorize it as hostile, and, in General, boorish act, indecent act, indecent. Of course, there will be a response, but most importantly, it will not only return mirror or symmetrical measures, but, of course, all this will be taken into account in the further development of the course in relation to this state,” she said.
Zakharov believes that NATO is “watching very closely” as Moscow is actively and “on all fronts” in recent years built relations with the Czech Republic, and the Alliance is supposedly don’t like.
“The forces involved were considerable, and, again, the blow was delivered deliberately in a number of directions”, – said the speaker of the foreign Ministry.
The Czech Republic is a NATO member since 1999.
April 26, 2020 edition Respekt published an investigationalleging that Prague has arrived the employee of the Russian special services with a diplomatic passport, which with me could be the poison ricin to poison a number of Czech officials, including the mayor of the Czech capital Zdenek Griba and head of the administration of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář.
Kolář was one of the initiators of the Prague dismantling of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev and Grzyb – renaming the square in front of the Russian Embassy in honor of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. After the arrival of the killer, according to Respekt, Kolář and Griba secured.
After the article Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic sent a note of protest. “The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic categorically rejects such scandalous and false insinuations. Contained in the publication fantasies have absolutely no basis”, – said in a statement.
On April 28 a press-the Secretary the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Zuzana Stihova told reporters that the Russian note is “inappropriate attempt to violate the freedom of the press”, said the Agency České noviny. She said that the Ministry had sent its note to the Russian Embassy, which stated that the Czech Republic will not interfere in the work of journalists, and recalled the Agreement on friendly relations between the Czech Republic and Russia in which both sides pledged not to interfere in the internal Affairs of each other.
On 5 June it became known that the Czech government decided to expel two Russian diplomats and gave them 48 hours to leave. In this step, the authorities went after the publication of the details of your arrival to Czech Republic Russian diplomat, who was planning to poison a number of Czech politicians.