MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Czech Ambassador to Moscow Vitezslav Pivonka was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry amid the new Prague’s claims to the Russian Federation over the 2014 explosions at arms depots in Vrbetice, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.
"We view the proposal of the Czech side to hold a discussion of its claims as unacceptable, of course. We will express our attitude to this politicized romp to the head of the Czech diplomatic mission in Moscow, who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry," she said.
Earlier on Monday, the Mlada Fronta Dnes news website reported that Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Smolek presented Russian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Alexander Zmeyevsky with a diplomatic note, demanding about 25.5 million euro as compensation of damages sustained during the 2014 explosions in Vrbetice since Prague considers Russian intelligence involved in those incidents. Smolek also insisted that Russia removed Czechia from the list of states considered unfriendly to Russia.