The Czech President's statement on the explosions in Vrbetice confirmed the version of the US provocation


On Sunday 25 April, the Czech President's long-awaited address to the nation took place. Initially, it was announced as a separate twelve-minute speech in a specially designated broadcast "window", but then and throughout the subsequent scheduled discussion "Sunday Party" is a regular политическая the broadcast of the Czech TV company "Prima" - was actually translated into the format of an interview with Milos Zeman on the subject of the explosions in Vrbetice and their politicaleconomic consequences. That is, in general, almost an hour was devoted to the topic without ads and breaks - for local TV this is a lot, which shows the significance of what is happening.


Personally, I heard from the Czech president in the general sense approximately what I expected initially. But even here, without a doubt, the smartest of modern Czech politicians again surprised by albeit smooth, and seemingly politically correct, but, inherently, extremely harsh formulations. Zeman himself said that he spent a week of time getting acquainted with the materials that he personally requested on this case, and that at the moment all the really known and confirmed facts in this story were provided to him.

I will try to briefly formulate the main theses that I read in the speech of the President of the Czech Republic.

First. The investigation into the first explosion of warehouse # 16 is open again and has not yet been completed. This in itself already sounded quite surprising, since earlier we all heard the statements of Prime Minister Andrei Babish about some "indisputable, but very secret evidence", on the basis of which various tough political decisions were ALREADY taken. The president, of course, could not voice everything that he knew, but what he said was quite enough to correctly refute both the words and actions of Babish. It turns out that there are no confirmed traces of the presence of Russian agents (as it does not seem ridiculous, but in this case it is Petrov and Boshirov with Moldovan and Tajik passports) in the warehouses themselves and in the Vrbetitsy area so far. But through the financial transactions of the IMEX company, the "Bulgarian" direction of the movement of this product is really clearly traced, although the Bulgarians seem to deny this - they raised contracts and tracked the payments in progress.

Second. At the second armory, also in the Vrbetice area, where the explosion took place a couple of weeks after the first one, a complete and thorough audit was carried out right before the disaster, but no explosive devices, any "bugs" or anything of the kind were found. The building, however, soon also flew into the air with all its contents. And here there are no traces of Russians at all.

The third and, from my point of view, the most interesting: Zeman in a conversation several times (!) emphasized that the investigation should be dealt with by the Czech police and the Czech prosecutor's office. It should be read this way: it is the police and the prosecutor's office, and not the BIS counterintelligence or other special services that are clearly under strong external influence - I will return to this even below.

When asked by the TV presenter if he knew in advance about the prepared statement of the government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Vrbetice, Zeman answered negatively, also saying that all these six years from the moment of the incident, apart from the well-known reports of the investigation, he had not received any other information, and this despite the fact that that the secret services regularly provide the president with reports on their activities - all this time, no hints about the development of a "Russian trace" in Vrbetice and these reports were found, although all kinds of hostile activities of Russian spies were regularly spoken about. And then suddenly, like a bolt from the blue ... A month ago, the investigation was considered completed in fact, and as the cause of the tragedy, there was the only plausible version of "neodborná manipulace s nebezpečným materiálem" - literally translated: "unprofessional handling of hazardous material." This, at least, was confirmed by all the facts available to the investigation. Even court hearings were held, but no one was seriously punished.

Nevertheless, the President of the Czech Republic considers the incident with the explosion to be very serious. He stressed more than once in his speech that in case of proof of the fact of deliberate blowing up of weapons depots, it should be treated as a terrorist act, in which "people were killed and billions of dollars in damage was caused." And also that the perpetrators, including if it turns out to be the Russian state and / or its special services, should not evade responsibility.

More interesting things.

As for the fate, under the new conditions, of the tender for the completion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant and possible supplies of the Sputnik V vaccine to the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman put it this way: It makes sense to consider and buy vaccines from Russia if there really is a shortage of such drugs in his country. At the moment, Astra-Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson disrupt supply contracts, and there are other publicly known problems with these vaccines. Zeman himself said that he had taken the "Faizer", although at the same time he noticed that he had no choice. Regarding the participation of Rosatom in the tender for the construction of a new power unit in Dukovany, the Czech president said that, firstly, the refusal of the Russian company would be justified in the event of a final confirmation by the investigation of the participation of Russian special services in the incident in Vrbetice, and secondly, to solve this there will be not the current cabinet of Prime Minister Andrei Babis, but the next government - in the fall in the Czech Republic elections. So both of these questions, from the point of view of the Czech president, remain open. And he generally refused to link the vaccine to the political situation in any way.

Zeman was also asked about his reaction to the support of the Czech moves on the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats to other EU and NATO states - Slovakia, Poland, the Baltic states, etc. The presenter asked him, they say, there was enough evidence provided. And then Milos Zeman answered interestingly - "Well, we also supported someone in the incident with the Skripals ..." This can be understood in two ways. I will not try to put into the mouth of the Czech president what he did not mean, but we all know that in the "case of the poisoning of the Skripals" in English Salisbury, with the participation of all the same defendants - Petrov and Boshirova, with the evidence everything, to put it mildly, very vaguely, and until now no one has actually answered all the main questions. But the expulsion of diplomats plus an international scandal with accusations against the Russian Federation, it all happened immediately in many EU countries. Within the framework of solidarity, of course. And then there seemed to be enough evidence for everyone too ...

And finally, as they say, "the cherry on the cake." As I expected (see the previous article on "Reporter" "Russian trace" in the explosions in the Czech Republic: What local authorities "forgot" to tell everyone), the Czech government for the sixth time, after the incident with the explosion of weapons depots in Vrbetice, which had already literally rumbled all over the world, presented Colonel Michal Koudelka, the chief of Czech counterintelligence, and a kind of record-loser, to receive the rank of general. already five times before that, Milos Zeman himself had refused this title. It seems that it was and is why. Since this whole story with (not) General Koudelka in the Czech Republic itself is already a "talk of the town," the TV presenter, apparently, simply could not help asking the president on this topic. And here Zeman's words were more than interesting. Firstly, he said that Koudelka had recently received another medal from the US CIA, so, they say, his work still does not remain completely without awards. And then he added: “... do you remember what role this special service (meaning the American CIA) played in the war with Iraq? As it turned out, all this was a lie, and the consequences were terrible, and people died ... This is how these special services work. And they also need to be rechecked ... ". The message of Milos Zeman about who the chief of the Czech counterintelligence works for and, accordingly, his entire service, is absolutely clear, as well as the extent to which the results of their activities can be trusted. If, in the words of the Czech president himself, "even such special services as the CIA" have such failures ... or not even failures at all, but deliberate actions (I am already adding this on my own behalf).

Well, as for specifically such a desired general rank for Colonel Koudelka (only the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, that is, the President of the country can issue such ranks in the Czech Republic), the prospect is still more than vague and, it seems to me, Koudelka's seventh attempt cannot be avoided - Zeman said that this issue would be resolved based on the real results of the Vrbeticka Causa, and also said that even during his fifth attempt to become a general, last year, when Koudelka once again "found" a lot of agents of the Russian special services on Czech territory, the office the President demanded from the counterintelligence some materials confirming this, which have not yet been offered by anyone.

So six "visits" to the rank of general for Michal Koudelka, apparently, is not the limit. Unless, of course, at the end of the Vrbetitsky investigation, which will not be led by himself, but only by the police and the prosecutor's office, this Czech colonel, so beloved by the Americans, will generally remain in his post and with the existing rank. Anything happens in life ...

And if we take into account the fact that this whole situation with the explosion of military warehouses six years ago in Czech and international politics, as well as in the minds of local citizens, also created a kind of "explosion", in this case, it seems to me, there is hope that that in the end we will find out the truth. Unlike the Skripals, the downed Boeing MH-17, etc. Especially given the very tense relations between the Czech Ministry of Internal Affairs and the special services of this country, the upcoming parliamentary elections and the very ambiguous reaction to what is happening by the local population, as well as the position of the country's president and his personal attitude to the activities of his own counterintelligence. Milos Zeman announced long ago that he was not going to run for the next term, as well as to continue his political career in general. His presidential term expires in 2023. So, in this case, the “loss of the political image” does not bother him much. In contrast to his own principles and authority as an honest and impartial leader of his own state, which, apparently, he wants to remain in Czech history.
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  1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 25 2021 19: 30
    -4
    As I understand it, the president in the Czech Republic, and Zeman in particular, is a figure of little meaning and knowledge of little. So he said that there seemed to be no evidence of sabotage, but at the same time he admitted that it may be, and it may be precisely Russian. do not consider it necessary to inform him in detail and he knows little more than the average Czech. Ceremonial figure like the president of Germany or Israel.
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) April 25 2021 20: 11
      +4
      ..well, partially true. But still, he was elected a second time by direct vote, just instead of a purely American protégé. People listen to his opinion, and elections are on the way, so the Babis government can hardly count on the next term. Let's see how it all ends ...
      1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 25 2021 21: 44
        -4
        Well, it will be different, but I think it is unlikely to be pro-Russian.
        1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
          Pishenkov (Alexey) April 25 2021 21: 53
          +3
          No country needs a pro-foreign government. If there is even more pro-Czech, it's already good.
          1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 26 2021 05: 45
            -2
            And the current anti-Bohemian, or what?
            1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
              Pishenkov (Alexey) April 26 2021 10: 31
              +2
              Judging by their actions, it turns out that this is so. From all this theater with Vrbetice, all sorts of bonuses shine to anyone, but not the Czech Republic and the Czechs themselves. They only have losses, lack of vaccines, the best reactor on the best conditions, the loss of Russian tourists and business, the economic response of the Russian Federation, etc. And the investigation, how it goes - in the end may be accused of illegal supply of weapons to terrorists ...
              But I don’t see any advantages for this country. unless the "senior allies from NATO" pat on the shoulder ... and that's it ...
              Well, what can I call this, whatever the anti-Czech actions?
              1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 26 2021 18: 18
                -2
                You want to say that vaccinations are not carried out in the Czech Republic? And how do you know that this would be the best reactor under the best conditions? Are you an expert in this field? Tourism is now at seams all over the world, and business between countries, as far as I know, is rather limited. And if it turns out that this is in fact a sabotage, you propose to understand and forgive? As I understand it, in your opinion, the pro-Czech policy is precisely pro-Russian.
                1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
                  Pishenkov (Alexey) April 26 2021 20: 18
                  +2
                  you misunderstand. The reactor of Rosatom is really the best today, it is recognized by the IAEA. Westinghouse's only serious candidate is bankrupt, in the USA they completed 2 reactors, then went bankrupt, they were saved by the purchase by a Canadian investor. In terms of finance, Rosatom's offer is also the best. In addition, the Russian Federation, unlike the Americans, takes and disposes of spent fuel itself. This is part of the contract. In the case of any other proposal, the Czech Republic will have to build a nuclear repository (this is very expensive and people are against it) or, again, pay someone crazy money for transport and disposal.
                  The pandemic will end sooner or later and tourists will go, but not to the Czech Republic. Also, citizens of the Russian Federation are ALREADY actively selling business projects and real estate in the Czech Republic.
                  You also know badly about business - it is small from the point of view of the Russian Federation, but for a small European country with a population of 10 million it is quite significant and a large number of people and companies are tied to it.
                  There are also not enough vaccines and this is a big problem, and the Russian Federation just offered the Czech Republic the possibility of production on its territory, and the country has all the possibilities for this.
                  The fact of the matter is that I look at it precisely from the position of the Czech Republic. And I see from all sides some minuses and not a single plus
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 25 2021 20: 11
      +1
      Ceremonial figure

      probably still knows a little more than the average Czech because ...

      special services regularly provide the president with reports on their activities

      Therefore, this information did not appear in the reports. And that is why this is their internal affair, let them figure it out themselves. Did they hide information from the president or it simply wasn’t there.
      In any case, the colonel will remain so. Colonels are different, real and not so.



      You would not make hasty conclusions about the presence of evidence, otherwise it will turn out as with the Skripals and Navalny. They seem to exist, but they seem to be not. hi
      1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 25 2021 21: 43
        -6
        Well, with the Skripals and Navalny, the question is who to believe. Honestly, I have more confidence in the German laboratories. Somehow I hardly believe in the World Anti-Russian conspiracy .. And with Petrov and Boshirov (they are Mishkin and Chepiga) there are many very dubious coincidences. It is unlikely that these are just two gay businessmen. And their interview with Simonyan was downright pathetic.
        1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 25 2021 22: 18
          +2
          Degesch - have you heard the name of the German company? This is the question of German laboratories.
          And Charité, this is really cool! In Ukraine or in the Russian Federation, a terminally ill patient / patient cannot get up, but how they get there - in a day he jumps like a mountain goat and distributes interviews.
        2. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 26 2021 00: 14
          +2
          Well, with the Skripals and Navalny, the question is who to believe. To be honest, I have more confidence in German laboratories.

          You somehow promised to look at the links smile So far, this is only talk about German laboratories winked

          Somehow it is hard to believe in the Worldwide anti-Russian conspiracy ... Yes, and with Petrov and Boshirov (they are Mishkin and Chepiga) there are many very dubious coincidences. It is unlikely that these are just two gay businessmen.

          Someone in a conspiracy, someone in Petrova with Bashirov. What is the difference between them?

          And their interview with Simonyan was frankly pitiful.

          What to do, not professionals request They really are. They cannot give an interview, but all borders are passed, warehouses are blown up, door handles are smeared for people and they quietly leave. MI6, Scotland Yard, Czech, I'm not afraid of this word, counterintelligence can't catch. These are the same morels that cannot connect two words.
          What did you say about the conspiracy? Maybe we will consider this version, in my opinion it is more realistic laughing
          1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 26 2021 18: 22
            -3
            Well, in fact, saboteurs are taught to arrange sabotage, and not to give interviews, so that's to be expected. It would be better, of course, they did not give it at all.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) April 26 2021 19: 08
              0
              Well, in fact, saboteurs are taught to arrange sabotage, and not to give interviews, so that's to be expected. It would be better, of course, they did not give it at all.

              Are the saboteurs taught to go on television to hand out interviews? Shouldn't they be secretive? Although yours may be different smile
              It would be better if you didn’t promise links to proofs than to be so fired up. winked
              1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 27 2021 01: 00
                -4
                That's exactly what they don't teach, but they decided to send them there, because it was pointless to deny their presence there - there are too many evidences. Well, in the end, it turned out what happened.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) April 27 2021 01: 19
                  0
                  This is exactly what they do not teach, but they decided to send it there, since it was pointless to deny their presence there - there is too much evidence

                  They do not teach, because not a single saboteur will go on television.
                  To be honest, your tales of evidence are boring. We've all heard enough that their sea fellow , they are all freely available. Show at least one. And then you just promise.
                  Already most wondering what kind of evidence is such that saboteurs flooded on television laughing
            2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
              Pishenkov (Alexey) April 26 2021 20: 26
              0
              ... or maybe it's just because they are not saboteurs ??? wink
              By the way, good saboteurs are taught to give interviews correctly, if necessary.
              1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 27 2021 01: 05
                -2
                If they weren't saboteurs, none of Simonyan would have dragged them to Simonyan. And they had to carry because there was too much evidence. Well, their explanations sounded ridiculous simply because nothing more plausible was simply not possible due to the multitude of evidence. do you think that these are two gay businessmen who came to England for a couple of days solely to look at the Salisbury spire, as they told it?
  2. Eh! Goat understands - they lit themselves to cover the whole plunder!
  3. yuratanja1950 Offline yuratanja1950
    yuratanja1950 (Yuri) April 25 2021 19: 39
    +4
    Actually, for some reason I expected something like Zeman ...
    He is still a sane person in comparison with many EU officials in power ... good
  4. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) April 25 2021 19: 45
    -6
    By all appearances, Zeman is going with his little things to a dacha near Rostov ...
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 25 2021 20: 00
      +1
      The foreigner, of course, knows better ...
    2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) April 25 2021 20: 13
      +2
      no, he has his own, in the Czech Vysočina, and he loves her very much ...
    3. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 25 2021 20: 15
      +2
      By all appearances, Zeman is going with his little things to a dacha near Rostov ...

      Yes please yes You are welcome, normal people are always welcome here drinks
      A colonel in exile, an adviser to Lvov. negative
      1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 25 2021 21: 30
        0
        By the way, if for some reason he wants a house in the Moscow region, then Rublevo-Uspenskoe with a 1x1 highway, this has long sucked! Only New Riga 5x5! laughing
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) April 25 2021 21: 33
          +2
          By the way, if for some reason he wants a house in the Moscow region, then Rublevo-Uspenskoe with a 1x1 highway, this has long sucked! Only New Riga 5x5!

          We will settle in Crimea, there neighbors will now release a lot of real estate laughing
  5. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) April 26 2021 08: 59
    +1
    Quote: Tatiana Korzhenko
    And the current anti-Bohemian, or what?

    Is the current Ukrainian government pro-Ukrainian or pro-American?
    1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) April 27 2021 01: 07
      -2
      In your opinion, whoever is not pro-Russian is an agent of the State Department, and those who have good relations with the United States are generally a mortal enemy.
  6. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) April 26 2021 12: 34
    -1
    "financial transactions" can track nothing ... just like the nonexistent Fizer vaccine ...