Babiš wants to release intelligence report on Russia explosion role

The Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, plans to make public a report from the BIS counterintelligence agency detailing evidence of the involvement of Russian GRU agents in an explosion in the Czech Republic in 2014 that left two dead.

Speaking to the news website, the PM said the Czech Republic’s retaliatory expulsion of 18 Russian Embassy staff identified as spies was proportionate.

Mr. Babiš said he had received the BIS report on Friday around 5 pm. He said most of the cabinet had not seen it and that he wanted the document to be declassified so his front bench colleagues could discuss it on Monday. In addition he said that he wished to allow the public to read it and draw their own conclusions.

Author: Ian Willoughby