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Czechs rally against justice minister over explosion probe

May. 20, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of people rallied against the Czech Republic's justice minister Thursday, accusing her of undermining the independence of the country's legal system and spreading misinformation about the investigation of a huge ammunition depot explosion allegedly caused by Russian...

North Macedonia orders expulsion of Russian diplomat

May. 18, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia is expelling a Russian diplomat from the country, but authorities on Tuesday didn't give any explanation for its decision. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it had summoned the Russian ambassador to the ministry...

Czechs protest pro-Russian president, accuse him of treason

Apr. 29, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs rallied Thursday in the capital against President Milos Zeman, accusing the pro-Russian leader of treason over the alleged participation of Russian spies in a huge 2014 ammunition explosion in the Czech Republic. The protesters, who...

Czechs expel more Russians in dispute over 2014 depot blast

Apr. 22, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic on Thursday ordered 63 more Russian diplomats to leave the country, further escalating a dispute between the two nations over the alleged involvement of Russian spies in a massive ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Foreign Minister...

Czechs to Russia: Let our diplomats back or more of yours go

Apr. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic demanded on Wednesday that Russia should allow its expelled diplomats to return to Moscow, threatening that otherwise more Russian diplomats would be asked to leave Prague. The Czech request looks set to further escalate a diplomatic...

New Czech foreign minister sworn in amid crisis with Russia

Apr. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's new foreign minister, Jakub Kulhanek, was sworn in Wednesday, amid a fierce diplomatic conflict with Moscow over allegations Russian agents were involved in a massive Czech ammunition depot explosion. Russia ordered 20 Czech diplomats...

Czech, Russian envoys fly home amid depot explosion dispute

Apr. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The two Russian military agents believed to be behind a massive Czech depot explosion in 2014 likely targeted the ammunition, not the Czech Republic itself, the country's prime minister and prosecutor general said Monday. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said...

Russia expels Czech diplomats, says Prague took hostile step

Apr. 18, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Sunday ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country within a day in response to the Czech government's expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies for a military intelligence agency that Prague claims was involved in a 2014 ammunition depot explosion....

Czechs expel 18 Russians over huge depot explosion in 2014

Apr. 17, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic announced Saturday that it was expelling 18 Russian diplomats who it has identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the move is based on “unequivocal evidence"...