Europe becomes pawn in putin's game of murder
France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, and now Austria…what do these and other Western European countries have in common? They are all locations where Putin has sent his hired killers to murder his ‘enemies’.
You read our story about the assassination of a political refugee in Berlin, ‘Tears and Terror in the Tiergarten’. Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a former Chechen military commander, had sought refuge in Berlin. He was murdered by the Kremlin in a German park full of families and children.
In January of 2020, a prominent opposition leader, Imran Aliev, was stabbed more than 130 times at the Coq Hardi Hotel in Lille, France. French prosecutors said a male suspect departed for Russia the day after the killing.
In February 2020, oppositionist blogger, Tumso Abdurakhamanov, was living in the town of Gavle, Sweden. The Kremlin sent an assassin to murder him with a hammer. Abdurakhamanov was able to survive and capture the attempted murder on tape. The assassin claimed the Kremlin had sent him and they were holding his mother.
July 2020 – Not even one full week ago, police in Vienna detained Sarali Akhtaev and Salman Magamadov. The two men had just assassinated Mamikhan Umarov in a small suburb of Vienna. Umarov, well known in the Austrian Chechen diaspora, also went by the name ‘Martin Beck’ or ‘Anzor From Vienna’. He was another online blogger who was an outspoken critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.