Czech govt expels 18 Russian diplomats over 2014 blast.
PM Babis said Czech authorities had “clear evidence” linking GRU Russian intelligence agency officers from unit 29155 to the blasts, after receiving information on Friday.
The expelled Russians have all been identified as members of their country’s SWR and GRU intelligence services.
Babis added: “The Czech Republic is a sovereign state and must adequately react.”
But Russia hit back at the accusations. The Interfax news agency cited Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy head of the upper house’s international affairs committee, as saying Prague’s claims were absurd and Russia’s response should be proportionate
Czech Republic has said that it will expel 18 Russian diplomats identified by local intelligence as secret agents of the Russia that are suspected of involvement in a 2014 explosion. Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said that 18 employees of the Russian embassy must leave Czech republic within 48 hours. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Czech authorities had clear evidence linking Russian officers to an explosion in an ammunition warehouse in 2014 which left two people dead.