KGB of Belarus accused of planning murder of HSE political scientist

Former deputy commander of the combat group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs ( Ministry of Internal Affairs ) of Belarus ” Almaz “Igor Makar accused State Security Committee (KGB) of planning the assassination of a Russian political scientist , Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics ( HSE ) Andrey Suzdaltsev , according to Euroradio.

“I have evidence and confirmation that it was planned to physically eliminate Andrei Ivanovich Suzdaltsev. This is not on the record, but this will be confirmed by my source personally in court. I really hope that the Russian Federation will react to this. I really hope that what the world community, in particular the European, and America will react to, “Makar said.

Suzdaltsev, in turn, said that he trusts the information of a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus. He noted that he had good relations with the murdered journalist Pavel Sheremet , therefore he is not surprised that both of them were on the list of potential targets of the Belarusian special services.

Earlier on January 5, Makar declared about his readiness to testify in the case of the murder of Sheremet Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. He confirmed that back in December 2020 he handed over to the Ukrainian side record , on which allegedly, a conversation was recorded with the participation of the former chairman of the KGB of Belarus Vadim Zaitsev , about the planned murder of a journalist. “You need to work with Sheremet, who *** (tired – approx. ” “). Let’s make a bookmark of some kind and so on, so that this rat will not collect arms or legs at all,” Zaitsev said.

Sheremet died in Kiev in 2016 when his car was blown up. In Ukraine, three participants in the war in Donbass were detained and accused of organizing the murder. According to the investigation, they wanted to destabilize the situation in the country.