Foreign Ministry commented on the statements of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic on the explosions

Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, after their statements on the explosions and the storage of weapons in warehouses, must answer many questions, said Maria Zakharova, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Foreign Ministry commented on the statements of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic on the explosions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that the EU should deal with the fulfillment of its obligations in the field of arms trade by its countries due to the situation in which “some private entrepreneurs” are involved in the storage of weapons and ammunition.

“Yes, of course. Both the countries themselves and the associations of these countries must answer the question, these questions have already arisen, have been raised within these countries, these questions require an international response. It is necessary to clearly understand how arms control is exercised in these countries, how international the obligations of the authorities in these countries, what happened to these weapons, warehouses, who and how conducted the investigation and why the gross politicization of these investigations was allowed”, – Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

According to her, the investigations carried out did not lead to anything, only to political conclusions.

“By the way, there should be a separate answer on this issue – how is it that politicians influence the course of the investigation, clearly exert pressure on the course of the investigation”, – she added.

Earlier, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT), citing the prosecutor’s office, reported that six Russian citizens were suspected of explosions at factories and military warehouses in Bulgaria, three of them were charged with the attempt on the life of Bulgarian businessman Emilian Gebrev.

As the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said to this, Sofia decided to surpass the Czechs with such statements. He added, referring to Bulgaria’s claims that Russia could also be accused of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov called Bulgaria’s steps unacceptable and promised a response from Russia.

Earlier, in mid-April, Prague accused the special services of the Russian Federation of involvement in an explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica in 2014. The Czech Republic expelled 18 employees of the Russian embassy from the country. In response, Moscow declared 20 employees of the Czech diplomatic mission persona non grata, stating that the accusations of the explosion were absurd, unfounded and far-fetched. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Prague, as a Russian response to unfriendly actions, received what it did not dream of even in a nightmare.


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