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Press Secretary of the President of the Czech Republic Jiri Ovcacek expressed regret over the data leak case, which ended with the expulsion of Russian diplomats because of the false denunciation of the import of the poison ricin to poison local politicians. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
The speaker the President called the leak of secret data in the media the most important challenge of the Czech Republic. “If it took place behind closed doors (…), we wouldn’t be in this situation now,” said Ovcacek. The decision to expel the diplomats, he called the only possible solution to this scandal.
On June 5, the Czech Republic declared two Russian diplomats persona non grata — it employees of the Russian center of science and culture Konakov and Fishermen. The decision to send employees of the Russian Embassy connected with the scandal that occurred in the spring of this year. It was reported that one of the employees of the Embassy were deliberately conveyed false information about the alleged planned poisoning of employees of the Czech secret services for personal motives.
The Russian foreign Ministry then stated that the expulsion of diplomats will not only get an adequate response, but will be taken into account when forming a line of conduct in relations. “For such provocations will have to respond,” — said the Minister.
22 APR Czech newspaper Respekt reported allegedly recorded the transfer of intelligence officers from Russia. There is evidence that the Prague airport there has arrived the employee of the Russian special services, in the Luggage, which might contain the poison ricin. Later, the Czech network edition Seznam reported the Russian Andrei Viktorovich K., who allegedly brought the poison to the Czech capital in April. It was suggested that in this way the preparations for the assassination of politicians that initiated the demolition of the monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev.
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