The Czech Security Information Service has no information that Russian agents were connected to two explosions of ammunition warehouses in 2014, despite Prague’s intelligence service pointing the finger at Moscow, the country’s president said on Sunday.
Speaking to CNN Prima NEWS, Milos Zeman directly contradicted statements put out by his own nation’s domestic security agency.
“The Security and Information Service has no evidence or witnesses that say that Russian agents were in the [military] depots in Vrbetica,” he said.
In October and December 2014, explosions occurred at arms depots in Vrbetice, in the south of Czechia, killing two people. Prague has suggested that the depots had been holding ammunition due to be sent to Ukraine through Emilian Gebrev, a Bulgarian arms dealer.
In an attempt to halt the sale of weapons to Kiev, intelligence operatives from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) were sent to destroy them, the Prague authorities claim.