The author of the Czech edition of the Časopis argument, Ivo Šebestík, criticized the country’s authorities for breaking ties with Russia and said that the dispute over the case in Vrbetica would bring the Czech Republic under the monastery. His material was published on the website of the publication.
Shebestik said that Prague is putting forward unfounded accusations against Moscow in connection with the explosions of military warehouses in the village of Vrbetice.
“It is quite appropriate to assume that it is the investigation of the Vrbetice case that will bring the Czech Republic, and not the Russian Federation, down to the monastery. They used to say about this: dirty linen. It should be washed at home and not shown on the street, ”the author noted.
In his opinion, the Czech Republic is doing the wrong thing, as it makes its enemy a country that is incomparably larger, stronger, richer and enjoys tremendous influence on the international arena. The author noted that it is necessary to find out what exactly was stored in the warehouses and how the ammunition was handled there. He also pointed out the need to establish where the sold weapons were sent, and whether these transactions were legal.
In addition, Shebestik said that certain circles in Prague, with outside support, are deliberately trying to maintain relations with Moscow at the lowest level.
Relations between Moscow and Prague have deteriorated after the Czech Republic accused Russia of involvement in the explosions at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica in 2014. Moscow denies the charges. As a result, 18 diplomats were expelled from the Czech Republic. Moscow responded by declaring 20 employees of the Czech embassy persona non grata. Later it became known that Russia and the Czech Republic would equalize the number of employees in the embassies.