UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man killed in Berlin in August was himself a murderer who had participated in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow had demanded that Germany extradite him without success.
Putin stated that he did not know what had happened to the Georgian man, but he said he was involved in organized crime.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Putin during bilateral talks in Paris on Monday that she expected Russia to provide information to investigate the killing of the Georgian man.
German prosecutors suspect a Russian or Chechen involvement in the killing of the man. Russia has denied any involvement in the matter and said last week it would respond to what it described as Germany’s “unfriendly” step.
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