OREANDA-NEWS Alleged Russian intelligence officers Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, suspected of poisoning the Skripals in the UK, are also accused of the explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica, Czech Republic. This information was announced by the country's Prosecutor General Pavel Zeman.

According to him, the purpose of the attack was ammunition, which was supposed to be transported to Bulgaria - the explosion should not have occurred on the territory of the Czech Republic.

Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis said that the explosions were not an act of state terrorism.

On April 17, the Czech authorities put Petrov and Boshirov on the wanted list and expelled from the country 18 Russian diplomats suspected of collaborating with the Russian special services.

The explosions in Vrbetica occurred in October and December 2014 - in the same year, according to the authorities, Petrov and Boshirov came to the Czech Republic. In the warehouse where the explosions took place, a Czech company that was engaged in deliveries to Ukraine was storing ammunition.

In the UK, Petrov and Boshirov are accused of poisoning former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the Novichok nerve agent in 2018.