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Prague mayor under police protection amid reports of Russian plot

Zdenêk Hřib says there is ‘risk to my life’ as magazine alleges he was poisoning target.

The mayor of Prague has said he is under police protection from a “risk to my life”, with one Czech investigative outlet reporting he had been targeted in a Russian poisoning plot.

Zdeněk Hřib confirmed on Monday that police had placed him under protection several weeks ago after identifying a threat against him, but declined to say whether had been been targeted by Russia or reveal the nature of threat.

Continue reading the published article on The Guardian news website.