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The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia responded to the statements of the German authorities on the investigation of the assassination of comrade, Shamil Basayev, the former Chechen warlord Zelimkhan khangoshvili in Berlin. Appropriate answers to journalists ‘ questions posted on the Agency’s website.
The foreign Ministry stressed that the statements of the representatives of Germany that the Russian side has not sufficiently contributed to the investigation of the murder of a terrorist, is not true. “Contacts in this case was carried out from August 2019 through partnership channels established between the intelligence services of Russia and Germany”, — says the publication.
It is also said that Russia raised the question about results khangoshvili, but of understanding with the German side on this issue does not arise. Russian diplomats called on Berlin to return to the practical cooperation in order together to effectively fight international terrorism.
The foreign Ministry had hoped that Germany “will refrain from further media and advocacy and political escalation” which threatened to lead to complications in relations between the two countries.
On 4 December, the German foreign Ministry announced the expulsion of two employees of the Russian Embassy. This happened in connection with the murder in Berlin of the former Chechen commander Zelimkhan khangoshvili. The German authorities believe that they have enough actual evidence of the involvement of state agencies of Russia or of the Chechen Republic to the assassination. In the Kremlin deny the charges.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel explained the decision to expel Russian diplomats insufficient assistance in the investigation. Russia has described the actions as groundless and said mirror measure.
Khangoshvili fought against Russia on the side of Chechen militants Shamil Basayev, Abu al-Walid and Aslan Maskhadov. In 2002 he was declared wanted on suspicion of terrorism. It is reported that the gunman had supported a terrorist organization “Caucasus Emirate” (banned in Russia).
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