Expelled from the Czech Republic, the diplomats will return to Russia on Sunday
Expelled from Prague, the employees of the Russian center of science and culture will return to Russia on Sunday night, reported RIA Novosti Deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo Mikhail Bryukhanov.
On Friday Czech Prime Minister 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. As reported by RIA Novosti Bryukhanov sent to the Agency must leave the Czech Republic within 48 hours.
"Today, late in the night they arrive. I don't know the details, they fly like normal passengers," said Bryukhanov.
On the official website of the airport "Sheremetyevo" says that the aircraft "Aeroflot" from Prague landed in Moscow at 23.50 GMT.
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. The Czech media have claimed 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.