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The expert commented on the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Czech Republic

The Czech authorities did not present any evidence of guilt of the Russian diplomats for their expulsion, it is clear that the government intends to do everything possible to poison relations with Russia, said RIA Novosti former zamgenseka UN, Deputy Secretary of the Public chamber of Russia Sergey Ordzhonikidze.

Earlier, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrew Babish, citing intelligence agencies, said that the Czech government made a decision about expulsion of two Russian diplomats, which is associated with the story about the alleged transport of the Czech Republic Russian diplomat of the poison ricin.

According to him, diplomats expelled, when there is concrete evidence.

He noted that the current situation with two young diplomats – "it's all very serious"

The weekly Respekt wrote on April 27, citing a source in the security services, that in the beginning of the month in Prague came a man with a Russian diplomatic passport, and brought in the suitcase the poison ricin. According to the newspaper, the man proceeded to the Embassy of the Russian Federation. Czech TV on 10 may said that the man is acting head of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Czech Republic Andrei Kondakov. Czech media say that he is under police guard three of Prague's policies related to the renaming of the square in front of the Russian Embassy in honor of Boris Nemtsov, the installation of a monument to Vlasov and the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev.

The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic has denied reports about imported poison, calling them "outrageous and heinous". Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the message of the Czech mass media similar to another duck. The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that no one has evidence that Moscow was trying someone to poison in the Czech Republic.