Germany expels two Russian diplomats months after a man was shot dead in Berlin Park, Germany. The country has claimed that the killings took place at the behest of Russia or the Chechen Republic of Russia. The German Chief Prosecutor has decided to expel soon after taking charge of the case.
The BBC reported on Wednesday that Germany had accused Russia of failing to cooperate in the investigation of the case. Russia denied the allegations, saying Russia’s involvement in the incident was “undoubtedly baseless”.
Former Chechen rebel commander Jellimkhan Khangoshvili was killed in a shootout in Berlin’s Cleaner Tiergarten Park last August. One person was arrested shortly after the incident. The man, however, did not provide enough information about the incident to the police.
Meanwhile, German media reported that the attack on Khangashvili was linked to the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK last year.
The complicity between Germany and Russia came at a time when leaders from Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine would meet at the Ukraine summit five days later.