The suspects involved in the explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetice, Czech Republic, in 2014 are linked to the Skripaly case. This was stated by the country’s chief prosecutor Pavel Zeman, writes Bloomberg.
“The chief Czech prosecutor has confirmed that two men suspected of organizing an explosion at an ammunition depot in 2014 are those whom the UK has identified as the alleged Russian security forces behind the poisoning of former agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury,” the newspaper writes.
On April 17, the Czech authorities announced their decision to expel 18 Russian diplomats. According to the European media, the expelled diplomats were Russian intelligence officers and worked undercover. It was claimed that the Russian special services were allegedly involved in the explosion at an ammunition depot in the Czech Republic. As a result of the incident, 2 people were killed.
Moscow’s response was to declare 20 employees of the Czech Embassy in the Russian capital persona non grata.