Sergey Labrutto: Emin Jafarov / “Kommersant”
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov denied the information about Russian “poisoner” in the Czech Republic which were circulated by the local media. His words RIA Novosti reported.
“Now we are accused that we have someone out there trying in the Czech Republic to poison. A kind of substance that the suitcase someone had brought in, and this is known to the authorities (…). But somehow this case nobody places”, — he stressed.
On April 27 the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the data on the Russian secret services attempt to poison the Czech politicians fake and stuffing. She added that the published information requires a thorough verification of sources and origin.
22 APR Czech newspaper Respekt reported allegedly recorded the transfer of intelligence officers from Russia to Europe. It was alleged that some time ago in the airport Vaclav Havel arrived the employee of the Russian special services, in Luggage could be poison. After that there were reports that several high-ranking officials took under heavy guard, including the head of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář who initiated the demolition of the monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev.
Monument is Konev in Prague was demolished on 3 April. In this regard, on April 10, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part three of article 354.1 criminal code (“the Desecration of symbols of Russia’s military glory, committed publicly”). The Czech foreign Ministry said in response that they consider the prosecution of its officials of a foreign government invalid.
In 2017, the Czech Republic revised the role Konev in history. In addition to the information on the role of commander in the liberation of Prague from the Nazis in 1945, on the plate of the monument there was a mention of the suppression of the Hungarian uprising of 1956 and the preparation of the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
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