Russia-Czech Republic relations "clouded"

Kremlin says there are no plans for bilateral contacts at high or top level in the near future.

According to Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the relations between the two countries have been clouded by "certain hostile actions".

He said this when asked about the recent spy scandals. Adviser to the head of the Roskosmos agency Ivan Safronov faces suspicions of having cooperated with the Czech intelligence agency. Specifically, bringing information about Russian arms supplies to the Middle East and Africa. He is currently in custody and denies guilt.

In April, there have been speculations about an impending attack on several Prague politicians. Subsequently, Prague expelled two Russian diplomats and Moscow responded reciprocally.