The citizen of the Russian Federation, which allegedly was brought to the Czech deadly poison ricin, were 34-year-old “head of the Russian Federal Agency diplomatic status Andrey K.”, writes the Prague online edition Seznam correspondent who talked with this person
Andrey K. in 34 years headed the diplomatic mission of one of the Russian Federal agencies in the Czech Republic. At the same time he is the Central figure of the story, where the chapters of Prague and the Prague two areas have police protection
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The citizen of the Russian Federation, which allegedly was brought to the Czech deadly poison ricin, were 34-year-old “head of the Russian Federal Agency diplomatic status Andrey K.”, writes the Prague online edition Seznam correspondent who talked with this person.
“Andrey K. for 34 years headed the diplomatic mission of one of the Russian Federal agencies in the Czech Republic. At the same time he is the Central figure of the story, where the chapters of Prague and the Prague two areas have police protection. In the last two months around him, but the police are also circling, and the Czech counter-intelligence BIS (security and information),” writes Seznam.
Journalists claim that the diplomat is a member of the Russian security services, he flew to Prague on 14 March, and was met by the driver, Alexander A., which Czech intelligence agencies believe the employee of FSB. Seznam citing Czech intelligence service claims that this driver usually meets at the airport important diplomats – he was allegedly responsible not only for their safety but also for the safe delivery of the secret documents sent from the Embassy in Prague to Moscow and back.
“So there was nothing surprising in the fact that the young diplomat with sensitive cargo to meet it”, – stated in the article. Sam Andrey K. in conversation with the correspondent Seznam said that was transported in the suitcase disinfection and candy. He also said he could not give formal interviews without the approval in Moscow, and asked to submit questions via e-mail.
Edition of the Insider, citing the program “168 hours” Czech TV channel CT1 specifies the name and position of the alleged carrier of ricin: acting head of mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Czech Republic Andrei Kondakov. According to sources, CT1 in law enforcement, on arrival Konchakova Czech Republic warned of “friendly intelligence services.”
However, upon arrival in Prague, the Russians don’t have to check Luggage for fear that the information may be part of a disinformation campaign to undermine the credibility of the intelligence agencies. According to sources, Konchakova met at the airport first Secretary of the Russian Embassy Alexander Antonov, together they went straight to the Embassy that, according to The Insider, is in itself unusual, especially that March 14 was a Saturday. Konakovo formal charges are filed, it remains in Prague.
The head of Rossotrudnichestvo Eleonora Mitrofanova called the publication of the Czech media “unsubstantiated provocation.” “The story lasts for a long time. This, of course, pure provocation, a reaction to the situation with the demolition of the monument. Our representative in the Czech Republic – young man with the Czech language, which is good for this country and loves it,” she said, RIA “Novosti”.
27 APR Prague weekly Respekt reported that the Czech Republic’s capital allegedly came a man with a Russian diplomatic passport, which carried the suitcase the poison ricin. As suggested by the weekly, the poison may have been intended for mayor (of primator) of Prague Zdenek Griba that is associated with the demolition of the monument to Marshal Konev and renaming the square in front of the Russian Embassy in the area of Boris Nemtsov, for the warden of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář, as well as for the warden of the district of Reporyje Pavel Novotny due to the installation of the monument to Vlasov. All of these officials took under state protection, the Czech Republic announced the intention to strengthen the protection of its diplomats in Russia. The reason for this was April
protest action at a building of the Czech Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St. Petersburg.
The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic called information about the briefcase with the ricin “flagrant and vile insinuations”. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the message of the Czech mass media similar to “another duck”. The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called information media and fake another irritant in bilateral relations. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said there is no evidence that Russia was trying someone to poison in the Czech Republic. Czech President Milos Zeman also questioned the information media.