A man was found dead on the street in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin. According to a report in Der Spiegel magazine, the man is a secret agent of the Russian intelligence agency (FSB). Politik Rusia
Reporting from Reuters, Friday (11/5/2021), the body of the 35-year-old man was found on October 19, 2021. However, the discovery of the body in front of the Russian diplomatic mission has never been reported before.
Der Spiegel also reported that the man allegedly fell from the top floor of the Russian Embassy building.
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Berlin police declined to comment and directed all questions to the public prosecutor, who could not immediately be reached for comment. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia
Security sources told Der Spiegel it was not clear how the diplomat fell and what led to his death. The Russian embassy is said to have not approved the autopsy.
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The man, who was not named, is officially registered as the embassy’s second secretary. He also has family ties to a senior officer in the Russia-based FSB’s second directorate, which deals with counter-terrorism.
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Der Spiegel quoted the Russian embassy as saying the incident was a “tragic accident” which would not be commented on “for ethical reasons”. The embassy did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Der Spiegel’s report. Ekonomi Rusia
A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry told a regular press briefing on Friday that the German government was aware of the death of a Russian diplomat in Berlin but could not provide any details. Politik Indonesia