When the Czech Republic accused Russia last month of staging an explosion at an ammunition depot in the country that killed two people in 2014, it provided shocking new evidence of the Kremlin’s secret war against its perceived rivals in the West, and prompted a major rift in Czech relations with Russia. The scandal broke just days after the sacking of Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek, who frequently warned against risks posed by the Kremlin. He joins Greg and Jonathan to discuss the fallout from latest developments and what Europe and the US must do to address the challenge.


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Czech Foreign Minister, 2018 – 2021

Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Former Deputy Labor and Social Affairs Minister




Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power



Senior Fellow and Director of Democracy Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Former Deputy Assistant Administrator, Europe and Eurasia Bureau, US Agency for International Development


The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard



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