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Shooting of a Chechen in Austria harkens back to Ukraine

Anzor from Vienna

A Russian citizen who had sought political asylum in Vienna was shot in the Gerasdorf town, not far from the Austrian capital.

According to Austrian media, special forces detained a murder suspect. He also turned out to be a citizen of the Russian Federation, a native of Chechnya.

At the same time, Ukrainian journalists and politicians report that the killer shot a political immigrant from Chechnya, Mamihan Umarov, known under the pseudonym “Anzor from Vienna.”

Umarov called himself a former mercenary and ex-employee of the Sharia state security of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. In addition, he testified about the attacks of the Russian secret services on political emigrants and people who fought on the side of Ichkeria. The man also constantly criticized Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

As Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsaplienko reported in his Telegram channel, the murdered man had been accepting orders for terrorist attacks and liquidations of different countries’ citizens for more than ten years in a row. In Ukraine, two bloody orders were allegedly discussed with him – for Amina Okuyeva and Adam Osmayev and for Igor Mosiychuk, then People’s Deputy.

Meanwhile, on his Facebook page,Mosiychuk himself called Umarov the main witness in Okueva’s murder case, the attempted assassination on Osmayev and the terrorist attack near the Espresso TV channel in Kyiv (in October 2017).

According to Mosiychuk, Umarov cooperated with the National Police of Ukraine. He was questioned as a witness and passed recordings of conversations between Chechen officials who ordered the killings in Ukraine, to the investigator.

To recap, Germany is actively investigating the shooting of a former Chechen commander, Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili last summer in Berlin. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Germany filed charges against the Russian government for the contract killing of this man on 18 June this year.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany leaves open the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia for the shooting of a political opponent.

Bohdan Marusyak

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