OREANDA-NEWS Czech Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek plans to appeal to partners in the European Union and NATO with a request to expel Russian diplomats. This information is reported by AFP.

The Czech Republic calls on the EU and NATO countries to take collective action aimed at expelling Russian diplomats out of solidarity.

The diplomat also said that he had invited the Russian ambassador to protest him.

On Saturday, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said that all 18 employees of the Russian Embassy in Prague must leave the country within 48 hours. The diplomats were accused of working for the Russian special services. In addition, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis said that authorities suspect Moscow of involvement in an explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica in 2014. According to local media outlets, the incident was supposed to prevent the supply of ammunition to Ukraine.