The head of security and information (espionage) of the Czech Republic Michal Koudelka could not confirm the approval of the local weekly "Respect" on arrival in the country of Russian special services officer with a diplomatic passport, which supposedly brought the poison ricin to poison politicians associated with the demolition of the monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev. As reported by the newspaper Denik N, on Wednesday, he spoke to the members of the security Committee of the chamber of deputies (the lower house of the Czech Parliament).
Prague wanted peace with Moscow
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called such allegations unthinkable, noting that no one "sound mind" does not believe in such fabrications.
Confirmation of this information, as the message of the portal was provided. According to one of the unnamed members of the Committee, which led the portal, during the hour and a half meeting Koudelka said that the Czech Republic has really come a Russian diplomat, who, he believes, can supposedly pose a threat to Prague’s municipal politicians. However, to expel him from the country is not planned, since there was no direct evidence against him there.
The meeting, which was attended by Vice-Prime Minister, the interior Minister of Czech Republic Jan hamáček and the chief of police of the country, Jan Svejdar, considered counterintelligence action is adequate and have expressed to the Department their support.
Russian-Czech relations were strained after the dismantling of 3 April the authorities of the district Prague 6 the monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev, which is opposed by the Czech public and the country’s President Milos Zeman. Last week, Lavrov said that Russia waiting for a response from the Czech Republic to begin a dialogue about the gross violation of the obligations under the joint agreement on basic principles of friendly relations from 1993 with the dismantling of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev. According to him, the Czech Republic, according to the agreement, is obliged "to firmly preserve and provide access to the monuments, including the monument to Marshal Konev". The Czech side considers that any obligation is not violated.