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High-stakes ‘Russian hitman’ trial opens in Berlin

BERLIN: A German court on Wednesday put a Russian man on trial over the assassination of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park allegedly on Moscow’s orders, a case that risks worsening acrimonious ties between Germany and Russia.Vadim K., also known as Vadim S., stands accused of gunning down a Georgian national identified by German authorities as 40-year-old Tornike K., in Kleiner Tiergarten park on Aug 23 last year.The 55-year-old accused has so far stayed mum over the case, but German prosecutors, who do not release the full names of suspects, have alleged that Russia ordered the killing.The brazen …read more

Source:: theSun



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