: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Germany Says Kremlin Behind Murder of Ethnic Chechen


Germany’s federal prosecutors Thursday charged a Russian national for the killing last year of a Georgian rebel fighter in Berlin and said Moscow ordered the assassination. The development is likely to further strain Berlin’s already rocky relations with the Kremlin, according to diplomats.

The German government expelled two Russian diplomats last year over the murder in August of Zelimkhan “Tornike” Khangoshvili, an ethnic Chechen Georgian, who fought against Russia in the Second Chechen War and the 2008 Russo-Georgian War.

The prosecutor’s office said in a press statement it had charged a 49-year-old Russian, identified as “Vadim K, otherwise known as …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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