Paul Whelan

Russia sought to swap ex-US Marine for ‘assassin’ held in Germany

  • White House national security spokesman John Kirby told CNN in late July that including Krasikov in any deal was “a bad-faith attempt (by Moscow) to avoid a very serious offer”
  • Krasikov is serving a life sentence in Germany for murdering a Chechen fighter in a park in Berlin in 2019, a killing which German authorities say was ordered by Russian intelligence services
By AFP ·