Czech prosecutor Martin Malus said that the investigation into the Vrbetica bombings affects several European countries, and Prague also sent a request for legal support to Russia. RIA Novosti writes about it.
According to him, the Czech Republic is now gradually studying and analyzing the results of the legal supports that have already been obtained. “We continue to work with the verification of the version of a well-founded suspicion that the explosions were initiated by a decoy device placed in the warehouses by people working in the interest of Russian military intelligence,” the prosecutor emphasized.
Malush noted that a large-scale investigation is still underway and is aimed at mapping the suspects’ movements and contacts. Investigators are also collecting evidence that should clarify the motives behind both blasts.
On September 2, the head of the Czech Foreign Ministry assessed the likelihood of ending relations between Prague and Moscow. “At present, it is impossible” not to have “relations with Russia,” Kulganek said. At the same time, he urged not to rely on excessive emotions, as demanded by some politicians in the Czech Republic.
Relations between Russia and the Czech Republic have deteriorated amid allegations against Russian special services, which Prague believes were involved in an explosion at a munitions depot in Vrbetica in 2014. The Czech Republic also included two Russian nationals in the wanted list: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Russia denies any involvement in the incidents. Later, Moscow added the Czech Republic to the list of hostile countries.