A member of Ukraine’s negotiating delegation was shot dead by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Saturday. The SBU suspected him to be a Russian spy. Several media organizations and Telegram channels have reported the murder of Denis Kireev, who was a part of the negotiating delegation. However, it has not been officially confirmed yet.
According to the UNIAN report, the SBU had evidence of Kireev being a traitor, including a telephone conversation. The SBU allegedly shot and killed Kireev during his arrest. However, independent political analyst Mario Dubovikova said that Kiev was shot in the head at the entrance to the Pechersk Court in Kyiv’s center. According to media reports, Kiriev was believed to be a man of the oligarchy, who also had relations with Andrei Clive, an aide of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.
Russia asks Baltic countries to protect their embassies after attack on diplomat
Russia has urged the Baltic countries to tighten security arrangements for their embassies and diplomats, according to Reuters. This information was given by the Russian news agency RIA. Russia on Saturday demanded that officials in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ensure the security of its embassies and staff working there. Russian Foreign Ministry said that we Vilnius, Warning Riga and Tallinn to refrain from inciting anti-Russian sentiments. It is noteworthy that a Russian diplomat was attacked in the capital of Lithuania. Its purpose was to put pressure on the ambassador. Lithuania’s national broadcaster reported last week that the third secretary of the Russian embassy was beaten up in a residential complex near the embassy on the evening of February 24. The attacker is understood to have joined a crowd of anti-Russian protesters outside the embassy. The diplomat had refused to seek medical help after the attack.