Add news
Король и Шут - Девушка и граф (English/Japanese cover by Even Blurry Videos feat. ICHIGO TANUKI)
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021
News Every Day |

Czech PM says Russia did NOT attack Czechia, alleged blowing up of munition depot was ‘not act of state terrorism’

Czech PM says Russia did NOT attack Czechia, alleged blowing up of munition depot was ‘not act of state terrorism’

Russia “did not attack” the Czech Republic and the 2014 explosions at the Vrbětice arms depot were “not state terrorism,” Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis told reporters, but insisted the ‘GRU’ was still involved in the blast.

“It was not an act of state terrorism, which means that Russia did not attack the Czech Republic,” Babis said on Monday. “Once again – it was not an act of state terrorism, it was an attack on goods belonging to a Bulgarian arms dealer.”

He maintained, however, that the presence of ‘GRU’ agents in Czechia is “absolutely unacceptable” and that they “messed up” the alleged attack.

Babis’ remarks seemed to be a partial climb-down from Prague’s position over the weekend, as Czechia expelled 18 Russian diplomats and blamed the seven-year-old incident on alleged agents of Russian military intelligence – the same two fingered by the NATO-backed outfit Bellingcat as culprits in the 2018 Salisbury 'novichok poisoningincident.

Also on
FILE PHOTO. Czech police arrive at the ammunition store in Vrbetice, Czech Republic, on October 17, 2014.© Global Look Press / Omelka Josef; (insets) Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov © RT
Czech officials say warehouse explosion blamed on Russians happened by accident – but still believe Moscow's spooks were involved

The current theory held by the Czech police was that the weapons, owned by a Bulgarian arms dealer, were rigged to explode once they were delivered to a buyer in a third country, but there was still “sufficient evidence” to believe Moscow’s spies were behind it, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek told Ceske Noviny on Sunday.

Two people died in the first of the two explosions at Vrbetice, in October 2014. Another blast took place at the depot in December that year. The munitions affected were owned by a Bulgarian arms dealer, and their final destination was rumored to be Ukraine or Syria. 'GRU’ is the Cold War-era name of Russian military intelligence, which was changed to GU in 2010.

Czechia has now accused Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – said by Bellingcat to be the culprits for the alleged poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK – of masterminding the Vrbetice blasts as well. Moscow has denied the allegations and, in response, ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave Russia.

Hamacek – who is also the acting Czech foreign minister – was taken aback by the retaliation, saying it was “stronger than we expected” and complaining that Czechia was a “victim of Russian operations” at a press conference after the meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Also on
A man carrying a NATO flag outside the Russian Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic on April 18, 2021 © Reuters / David W Cerny
Russia tells 20 Czech diplomats to leave by Monday night in response to Prague’s expulsions

The surprise claim by the Czechs seems to have derailed both a bid by Russia’s atomic energy developer Rosatom to build a power plant at Dukovany, and the planned trip by Hamacek to Moscow, for talks about providing Prague with the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

“I made it clear that I did not like the trip to Moscow. I did not want Jan Hamacek to fly to Moscow. In the end, it turned out that he’s not going,” Babis said on Monday.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Read also

Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

VIDEO: BLM Militants Draw AR-15s And AK-47s On Portland Motorists; No Police On Scene As Reign Of Terror Continues

Bitcoin price updates – Cryptocurrency surge forecast as Dogecoin and Ethereum hit RECORD highs in ‘early sign of rally’

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here
News Every Day

Lets play with BINGO and Zigaloo - Nursery Rhymes and Childrens Songs with LooLoo KIDS