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German court convicts Russian in brazen Berlin assassination, links it to Moscow

By Vanessa Guinan-Bank

15 Dec 2021 · 3 min read

BERLIN - A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted a Russian national of the murder of a Georgian citizen of Chechen ethnicity in broad daylight in 2019 and sentenced him to life in prison.

Federal prosecutors called it a political murder ordered by Russia and maintained that Vadim Krasikov is a former colonel in the Russian intelligence service, FSB.

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