Czech President: counterintelligence has no evidence that Russian agents were in Vrbetica during the explosions
Czech President Milos Zeman said there was no evidence or evidence in the Czech Security and Information Service ( BIS ) report that Russian GRU agents, acting under the pseudonyms Petrov and Boshirov , were in Vrbetica in 2014 during the explosions at an ammunition depot.
“However, this does not mean that the suspicion of their involvement is not serious. No sovereign country can allow two agents of a foreign state to carry out a terrorist attack on its territory, which killed two Czech citizens and caused billions of damage, ”Zeman said (Novinky.cz quoted him as saying).
The Czech president added that the very fact of the presence in the Czech Republic of two GRU agents suspected of poisoning the Skripals is alarming. “What were the two Russians suspected of poisoning the Skripals doing here? They certainly haven’t been here on vacation, ”Zeman said.
The Czech President gave two versions of the investigation why the explosions occurred in Vrbetica. According to the first, this was the result of unprofessional handling of explosives, according to the second, it was a foreign intelligence operation. Zeman stressed that he takes both versions seriously.