The Czech Justice Minister, Maria Beneshova, said in an interview for the digital newspaper Novinky.cz that her institution is studying other versions apart from the alleged involvement of Russian intelligence in said incident.
In addition to the possibility of a munitions detonation without external factors and the responsibility of foreign intelligence organs, another variant is being taken into account, declared Beneshova, who avoided revealing more details.
The minister pointed out that her position was close to that of President Milos Zeman, who also considered it necessary to analyze other causes, in addition to the alleged participation of Russian intelligence agencies in causing the explosion in the powder magazine.
‘We are aware of this from reports presented by the Information and Security Service (counterintelligence),’ Beneshova declared.
Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis affirmed last Monday that his country’s authorities have only considered one version of the events that occurred in 2014, that is, an alleged sabotage perpetrated by foreign (Russian) intelligence agencies.
Commenting on Beneshova’s statements, the Head of Government reiterated that a unique investigation variant is taken into account as agreed with the Interior Minister Yan Gamachek.