Czechs expel 18 Russian envoys, allege Russian link to ammunition depot blast
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PRAGUE (Reuters) -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. “There is well-grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the Russian intelligence service GRU… in the explosion of ammunitions depot in the Vrbetice area,” Babis told a briefing shown live on tele…

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