The European Union, against the backdrop of the Czech Republic’s accusations against Russia, calls on Moscow to refrain from activities that “threaten security and stability in Europe,” said the head of the European Diplomacy, Josep Borrel.
According to him, the EU will respond decisively to the “subversive actions of the Russian special services.”
“The EU strongly condemns the illegal activities on the territory of the Czech Republic, which provoked the explosions in Vrbetice in 2014,” he said.
Borrel added that the European Union takes very seriously the conclusions of the Czech authorities, which are based on a thorough investigation of the “involvement of Russian intelligence officers”, and condemns the “disproportionate” reaction of Moscow.
Relations between Russia and the Czech Republic have deteriorated amid accusations against the Russian special services, which Prague considers involved in the explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetice in 2014. This was followed by the decision to expel 18 Russian diplomats. In addition, on April 19, members of the Czech government unanimously decided to exclude Rosatom from the list of candidates for participation in the tender for the construction of a new power unit of the Dukovany NPP in the south-east of the country.