Russia “will not tolerate” the latest unfriendly actions of the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and the Baltic countries, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on the air of Channel One, APA reports citing News Front.
In the Czech Republic, Russia was accused of involvement in the explosion of an ammunition depot in Vrbetica, where two people died. As a result, Prague expelled 18 Russian diplomatic representatives. In response, the Russian Federation obliged 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country.
Later, the Bulgarian national television, citing the prosecutor’s office, reported that six Russians were suspected of involvement in the explosion at Bulgarian factories and military warehouses in 2011, 2015 and 2020. According to the prosecutor’s office, some of them contained weapons for Georgia and Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the accusations of official Sofia, noted that the Bulgarian side “decided to outstrip the Czechs,” and admitted that further Russia could be accused of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, after which the First World War began.
Earlier, it was reported that the media learned what was stored in the exploded military warehouses in Bulgaria.