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MI6 foil Russian plot to kill Akhmad Zakayev in UK

Submitted by on Monday, 25 May 2009.    1,752 views One Comment
MI6 foil Russian plot to kill Akhmad Zakayev in UK

According to the British newspaper The Daily Mirror, the English intelligence service MI6 have uncovered a plot by a Russian hitman to assassinate ex-Foreign Minister of Chechen Republic Ichkeria Akhmad Zakayev at a London hotel.

The news published at The Daily Mirror with the signature of Justin Penrose on May 24, 2009. According to newspaper, They have told “enemy of Moscow” Akhmad Zakayev he faced execution – like his friend Alexander Litvinenko, killed in the UK with radioactive poison.

Zakayev, 53, was due to meet Russian “journalists” in the next few days. But intercepted phone calls and information from Russia revealed the dissident, a friend of actress Vanessa Redgrave, was a target for the FSB security service – successor to the KGB. The planned execution was to be a bullet to the back of the head when the group met. A security source said: “There is a real concern that the men coming across were to carry out a hit on Mr. Zakayev.”

Zakayev, ex-Foreign Minister of Chechen Republic Ichkeria, accused of terrorism in Russia, is number two on the Kremlin’s most-wanted list. He was also friends with journalist Anna Politkovskaya, allegedly murdered by the FSB in Russia.

In a recent interview he said: “I remember holding a press conference with my dear friends Alexander Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaya. Now they are murdered and I am the only one left.”

One Comment »

  • Tsetseenia vabaks said:

    Good that intelligence service of UK discovered it. Are there any names known? I hope Zakayev has big security team of faithful Chechens 24h in day. Yes?

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