Thousands in Czech rally against President Milos Zeman over Russia views

About 10,000 Czechs rallied against President Milos Zeman in central Prague on Thursday, calling for his removal from office for what they say are pro-Russian views that have no place in a European Union nation. The rally in Wenceslas Square followed Zeman’s suggestion last Sunday that Russia was not necessarily behind a 2014 ammunition dump… Read More Thousands in Czech rally against President Milos Zeman over Russia views

Czech President Milos Zeman says Russia not necessarily responsible for 2014 ammunition depot explosion

Czech President Milos Zeman said on Sunday the idea that Russian spies caused a 2014 ammunition dump explosion in the central European country was just one of two theories and the possibility it was an accident should not be ruled out. Zeman’s statement came just over a week after the government sparked a row with… Read More Czech President Milos Zeman says Russia not necessarily responsible for 2014 ammunition depot explosion

Czech excludes Russia’s Rosatom from nuclear tender following recent dispute

The Czech government will not invite Russia’s Rosatom to take part in security assessments before a planned tender for a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant, Industry Minister Karel Havlicek said on Monday. The decision, which effectively excludes Russia from the multi-billion dollar tender, was announced two days after Prague expelled 18 Russian… Read More Czech excludes Russia’s Rosatom from nuclear tender following recent dispute

Russia expels twenty Czech diplomats in retaliatory act over ammunition depot explosion allegations

Moscow expelled 20 Czech diplomats on Sunday in a confrontation over Czech allegations that two Russian spies accused of a nerve agent poisoning in Britain in 2018 were behind an earlier explosion at a Czech ammunition depot that killed two people. Prague had on Saturday ordered out 18 Russian diplomats, prompting Russia to vow on… Read More Russia expels twenty Czech diplomats in retaliatory act over ammunition depot explosion allegations

Czech expels Russian diplomats over alleged Russian link to 2014 ammunition depot explosion

The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats over suspicions that Russian intelligence services were involved in an ammunition depot explosion in 2014, Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said on Saturday. A diplomatic source cited by Interfax suggested the expulsions could prompt Russia to shut the Czech Republic’s embassy in Moscow.… Read More Czech expels Russian diplomats over alleged Russian link to 2014 ammunition depot explosion

Russian court orders remand of former journalist Ivan Safronov till May

A Russian court on Tuesday ordered former journalist Ivan Safronov to be kept in custody until May 7 on charges of treason, the court’s press officer said. Safronov, who left journalism and began working at Russia’s space agency in May, was detained by security agents outside his flat on July 7 and accused of passing… Read More Russian court orders remand of former journalist Ivan Safronov till May