Police searching for Russian intelligence general responsible for Vrbětice explosion

Czech police on Friday announced a manhunt for Russian intelligence general Andrei Averyanov, whose unit is suspected of blowing up arms stores in Vrbětice eight years ago, killing two people and causing major material damage, the Czech News Agency has reported.

Two agents believed to have carried out the attack, Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin from Russia’s military intelligence service GRU, are still at large. The pair are also believed to have carried out the Novichok attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK.

Author: Ruth Fraňková