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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 02:48 PM

How a Poisoning in Bulgaria Exposed Russian Assassins in Europe

The Russian assassin used an alias, Sergei Fedotov, and slipped into Bulgaria unnoticed, checking into a hotel in Sofia near the office of a local arms manufacturer who had been selling ammunition to Ukraine.

He led a team of three men.

Within days, one man sneaked into a locked parking garage, smeared poison on the handle of the arms manufacturer’s car, then left, undetected, except for blurry images captured by surveillance video.

Shortly after, the arms manufacturer, Emilian Gebrev, was meeting with business partners at a rooftop restaurant when he began to hallucinate and vomit.

The poisoning left Mr. Gebrev, now 65, hospitalized for a month. His son was poisoned, and so was another top executive at his company. When Mr. Gebrev was discharged, the assassins poisoned him and his son again, at their summer home on the Black Sea. They all survived, though Mr. Gebrev’s business has yet to recover fully.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/22/world/europe/bulgaria-russia-assassination-squad.html

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 03:22 PM

1. Bellingcat has been writing about this and other putin-style crimes for quite some time.

NYTimes references this: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2019/02/14/third-suspect-in-skripal-poisoning-identified-as-denis-sergeev-high-ranking-gru-officer/

I often wonder how these investigative sites get so much information. Apparently quite a bit of it fed from inside the beast.

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 06:12 PM

2. Back in August a russian assassin shot someone in Berlin broad daylight.

The victim was a Georgian, also with ties to Ukraine. A russian on a bicycle shot him in broad daylight. He was arrested and it turned out that his russian passport was fake: A russian passport with this serial-number does officially not exist.

Germany eventually expelled some russian diplomats when Russia didn't sufficiently help with the investigation and Russia was all clutching pearls on the fainting-couch, how you DARE to accuse them of assassination.

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