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In Moscow SIZO “Lefortovo” contains two former employees of the interior Ministry, which had intended to send out a letter with a toxic substance 13 foreign embassies and more than a hundred politicians in 2018. It is reported by “Moskovsky Komsomolets” with reference to its sources.
According to the publication, 17 July 2019 in Krasnodar was detained a senior interior Ministry 43-year-old Maxim Atamanov and 47-year-old Dmitry Krasilnikov. First worked in the accounting Department of the MIA Krasnodar, and the second served in the Department for combating organized crime and retired with the rank of Colonel.
According to investigators, Atamanov using the fake letterhead of the Deputy of the state Duma Sergey Zheleznyak, had intended to send out a letter with poison in dipuchrezhdeny and personally high-ranking European dignitaries. His list included about two hundred members of the European Parliament.
Men charged with attempted smuggling of toxic substances.
“MK” is reminiscent of the incident in February 2018, when a number of embassies of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Poland, USA, Italy, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Saudi Arabia — a total of 13 institutions, reported receiving a strange envelope, within which was discovered a white powder.
A source indicates that the defendants have invested in the envelopes toxic substance — a poison on the basis of mercury and an invitation to the event “give a parcel of land of the Crimea”, devoted to the adoption of the Peninsula in the Russian Federation. The letters were signed with the name of the Deputy Zheleznyaka. Know that was sent out to 200 mailings with different messages.
The MP appealed to the interior Ministry in connection with the use of fake forms with his name, but the police did not carry out the test, as the search for the poisoners took the FSB. Security officers in hazmat suits raided Kotomanova and Krasil’nikova, and seized documents and computers.
MK managed to find the page Kotomanova in the social network and find out what he signed on two communities: “the Communist party” and “Russian world”.
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