The Czech Republic Said That Leaks Of Secret Information In The Media Are A Problem Of The Country
Press Secretary of the President of the Republic Jiri Ovchachek noted that the disclosure of secret information of the special services excluded the possibility of investigating the case of the delivery of ricin to Prague.
Leaking classified information from government agencies to the media is a problem that needs to be addressed in the Czech Republic. This was stated on Monday by the press Secretary of the President of the Republic of Milos Zeman Jiri Ovchachek in an interview with Prague Radio ZET.
"We have a problem of information leakage from different [state] places in the media," he stressed. "This problem needs to be solved."
Commenting on the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from the Republic after publishing false information in the Prague weekly Respekt at the end of April about the delivery of ricin to Prague to poison three municipal politicians connected with the dismantling of the monument to Marshal Ivan Konev in the Czech capital, Zeman's spokesman said that the disclosure of secret information by the secret services excluded the possibility of "calmly investigating [this] case." "And we would not be in the situation we are in now," he added.
"I want to emphasize that Mr. President [of the Czech Republic] is very well informed about the entire situation. It seems that the decision that was chosen (the expulsion of diplomats) was the only possible one," Ovchachek said.