The Costs of Germany’s Weak Response to a Russian Murder Plot on Its Soil

Forensic officers at the scene of the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian asylum-seeker believed killed by Russian agents, Berlin, Germany, Aug. 23, 2019 (Photo by Christoph Soeder for dpa via AP Images).
Forensic officers at the scene of the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian asylum-seeker believed killed by Russian agents, Berlin, Germany, Aug. 23, 2019 (Photo by Christoph Soeder for dpa via AP Images).
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The German government announced earlier this month that it believed Russian agents were responsible for the killing of a Georgian asylum-seeker who was murdered in Berlin last summer in broad daylight. The incident had all the hallmarks of a Russian state-orchestrated assassination: The target was a known anti-Kremlin rebel, and the prime suspect, who was taken into custody just hours after the murder, was a Russian man with a criminal record who had traveled to Germany on a fake passport less than a week before the killing. Yet despite ample evidence, the German government for months was cautious in publicly […]

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