Russia is doing everything to avoid unnecessary tension in relations with the Czech Republic, said on air of radio station “Echo Moscow” the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

In the Czech Republic talking about the expulsion of the Russian Ambassador

The diplomat stressed that amid the scandal about the alleged Russian secret services attempt to poison the Prague officials, the cooperation between the two countries should develop “on a mutually respectful basis”.

Earlier, as reported “the Rambler”, the Czech media published the information that in Prague came a man with a Russian passport and poison in the suitcase, which was intended for several of Prague’s officials. The journalists stressed that the person met the car of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in the Czech Republic and took him to the Russian Embassy.

It is assumed that the operation to remove officials linked with the renaming of Prague’s squares in the area of Boris Nemtsov and the dismantling of the monument to Marshal Konev. In connection with the published information has raised a great scandal. The Czech counterintelligence officers began to check the information. The Russian foreign Ministry denied the allegations.

“We would not want to strained relations. We do everything to ensure that it was not” – said Zakharov, calling the scandal “surge”.

She also stressed that countries should keep each other a mutual respect for the productive development of cooperation.