The Russian Embassy in Germany confirmed that a diplomat died outside its Berlin headquarters last month.
Berlin police received the body of a man on the sidewalk outside the embassy building on October 19 Russia, Is believed to have died of a fall from a height. However, the information about his death is only reported by the German “Der Spiegel” today.
The Russian Embassy in virtue It was later confirmed that the person was an embassy employee who died in a “catastrophic accident,” but declined to comment for ethical reasons.
A spokesperson for the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the agency was aware of the matter, but did not provide more details. “Der Spiegel” reported that the 35-year-old man who died outside the Russian embassy was the second secretary of the agency, and said that the German authorities suspected that he was an employee of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
This person is believed to be related to a senior official of the Second Bureau of the FSB, and Western intelligence suspects that the official was behind the assassination of a Georgian citizen in central Berlin in 2019. The Russian authorities have not yet commented on this information.
Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, 40 years old, Gzuria citizen, former Chechen rebel commander, participated in the Russian-Georgian conflict in 2008, was shot twice in the head at close range in Kleiner Tiergarten Park in Berlin on August 23, 2019.. Russian suspect Vadim Krasikov, 55 years old, under the pseudonym Vadim Sokolov, was later arrested and is being tried in Germany for murder.
Ruan Jin (follow Agence France-Presse)