Meanwhile, Czech police are looking for two men with Russian passports, which the suspects have used as well The assassination attempt on the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal I am England 2018.
The two are wanted on suspicion of playing a role in the explosion that killed two people. At an ammunition depot, the unit reported the police commission of an organized crime.
Prime Minister Andrzej Babis said that the Czech intelligence and security services had found clear evidence of the involvement of agents from the Russian Military Intelligence Service (GRU) in the 2014 Vrbetice bombings.
48 hours notice
The facility, which went into operation in 2014, has been used by commercial defense suppliers. Hundreds of anti-personnel mines have been stored there. The material damage was severe.
Prime Minister Babis said on Saturday evening that the Czech Republic was happy to respond to the results.
“The 18 employees of the Russian embassy must leave our republic within 48 hours,” said Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacic, who is also the Acting Foreign Minister.
He added that the Czech intelligence service had clearly identified the 18 as Russian spies.
Russia calls it a “hoax”
Babis says that on Friday he received information that would link the Russian intelligence service to the explosion. He did not explain why the investigation took so long.
In Russia, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Prague was well aware of what happens after “such scams”.
The first explosion occurred on October 16, 2014, in a warehouse in the town of Verbatis with 50 tons of ammunition, 110 kilometers east of Prague.
On December 3 of the same year, 13 tons of ammunition were fired in the air in the same city.
Cleaning for two years
After that, several thousand soldiers spent two years unharmed from unexploded ordnance to make the area safe.
Papi’s victory, President Milos Zeman, who is known for his pro-Russian stance, “expresses his absolute support for us,” the Associated Press writes.
The foreign minister believes the Czech Republic is in a similar situation to that in the United Kingdom after the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury in 2018.
Hamacek had planned to visit Moscow on Monday, but the trip is now canceled. He has received heavy criticism from both Babis, other government members and the opposition over the planned trip.
In Moscow, he was talking about the possibility of getting coronary vaccines from Russia.
The vaccine problem
The Pape minority government is under pressure due to the lame vaccination process in the Czech Republic. Just six months before the election, the Seznam Zpravy online newspaper revealed that the government had requested less than half of the vaccines it had had the chance to get through the European Union.
On Thursday, the Czech Republic dumped the neighboring country Poland expelled three Russian diplomats Those who are blamed for actions that have harmed the country.
At the same time, Poland provided “full support for the decisions made by the United States regarding policy towards Russia,” the Warsaw Foreign Ministry said.
Russia responded by expelling three Polish diplomats, according to Reuters.