Biden’s White House just approved a new round of sanctions against Russia that is practically a copy of those implemented by Donald Trump and Barack Obama, both in the reasons argued and in the quantity and quality of evidences. Of course, given that these are old sanctions with a new envelope, there had to be some punishment for the alleged Russian interference in the US 2020 elections, allegedly to favour Donald Trump. The same Donald Trump that for four years approved several packages of sanctions against Russia, by the way. And as in 2016, the alleged interference strategy would have been based on tiny and unknown websites who have their own 15 minutes of glory only when they are mentioned by the White House press conferences.
Czech intelligence have implicated the Russian GRU agency in the 2014 explosion of an ammo depot in Vrbetice. The timing of the accusations is very strange, given that they were used as grounds for excluding Russia from a multi-billion dollar tender for the planned renovation of the Dukovany NPP.
The Czech authorities have refused to publish the evidence of Russia's alleged involvement in the incident, forcing the national public to accept these accusations on blind faith.
The story advances a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative which automatically dismisses any accusations against the Kremlin, no matter how well-founded, as trumped-up anti-Russian smears.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Interior Jan Hamacek announced on Saturday 17 April 2021 that the Czech intelligence services collected evidence demonstrating Russian involvement in the 2014 Vrbětice explosion. More specifically, it implicates Unit 29155, a division of Russia's GRU agency previously linked to "assassination attempts and other subversive actions across Europe."
Mr Hamáček stated it was not possible to publish the whole report of the Security Information Service, but that all information which can be made public was already released.
Prague's findings were independently corroborated in the course of an investigation jointly conducted by Bellingcat, The Insider (Russia), Der Spiegel (Germany), and Respekt.cz (Czech Republic).