According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Heiko Maas, German departments 17 times appealed to the Russian authorities with a request to provide additional information on a native of the Chechen Republic with a Georgian passport, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who was killed in 2019 in Berlin.
Russia has not reacted in any way to these appeals, the minister added. Maas explained that now the German court has to determine whether the crime was committed on instructions from Moscow.
“If this verdict contains appropriate conclusions, then we will have to return to this issue,” DW quoted him as saying.
At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the Russian authorities provided all possible information at the request of their German colleagues.