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Germany: Berlin says 'actual evidence' points to Russian involvement in Georgian's murder03:00

Germany: Berlin says 'actual evidence' points to Russian involvement in Georgian's murder

Germany, Berlin
December 6, 2019 at 21:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian authorities were urged to cooperate with the German investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in the German capital in August on Friday, after a German government spokesperson stated there "is enough actual evidence for there to be an initial suspicion" that "state bodies of the Russian Federation or of the autonomous Chechen Republic" were responsible.

Speaking from Berlin, spokesperson Ulrike Demmer added that "A serious and immediate participation by Russian authorities is required in the federal government's view."

On Wednesday Germany expelled two Russian diplomats employed at the Russian Embassy in Berlin from the country with immediate effect, in connection with the murder of the Georgian national by a 49-year old Russian citizen.

During the conference spokespeople also commented on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as voicing their concerns about Iranian rocket tests and their incompatibility with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Germany: Berlin says 'actual evidence' points to Russian involvement in Georgian's murder03:00
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Russian authorities were urged to cooperate with the German investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in the German capital in August on Friday, after a German government spokesperson stated there "is enough actual evidence for there to be an initial suspicion" that "state bodies of the Russian Federation or of the autonomous Chechen Republic" were responsible.

Speaking from Berlin, spokesperson Ulrike Demmer added that "A serious and immediate participation by Russian authorities is required in the federal government's view."

On Wednesday Germany expelled two Russian diplomats employed at the Russian Embassy in Berlin from the country with immediate effect, in connection with the murder of the Georgian national by a 49-year old Russian citizen.

During the conference spokespeople also commented on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as voicing their concerns about Iranian rocket tests and their incompatibility with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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