It has been revealed that a Russian ambassador was found dead outside the country’s embassy in Berlin last month.
According to the website Der Spiegel, the man’s body was discovered on the pavement by police guarding the Berlin facility on October 19th.
It went on to say that he had probably fallen from an upper storey, but it was unknown how.
The death of the diplomat, who has not been named, was described by Russia’s embassy as a “tragic accident.”
Death of the guy was verified by Germany’s foreign ministry, but no other details were provided. The death, which was reported for the first time on Friday, has elicited no public response from Berlin police.
According to reports, the man was 35 years old and worked as the Russian embassy’s second secretary.
The man was identified as the son of the deputy director of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency’s Second Service, according to the investigative website Bellingcat.
It has already linked the Second Service to the assassination of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian national and former Chechen rebel commander who was shot in the head in a Berlin park in August 2019.
Germany has accused Russia of orchestrating the assassination.
Officials from the Second Service have also been linked to the assassination of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in 2020.
The Russian embassy, according to Der Spiegel, refused to allow a post-mortem examination when the diplomat died last month.
“Procedures linked to repatriating the diplomat’s body… were immediately addressed with appropriate German law-enforcement and medical authorities in accordance with current practises,” the embassy said in a statement.
“Speculations that have arisen in a number of Western media” about the diplomat’s death, it claimed, are “completely false.”
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