Russia regularly used the agreement about the exchange of intelligence with the US to hunt down and eliminate Chechen dissidents in Europe. On July 15 wrote to the publication the Business Insider , citing three sources in law enforcement and intelligence agencies of Europe.
This practice emerged after the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has supported the policy of exchange of classified information with Russia in the hope of improving relations.
According to interlocutors of the edition, Russia has systematically requested information on the Chechen dissidents who have sought refuge in Europe. While the United States practically nothing in return. Us intelligence officials believed an agreement on the exchange of intelligence with Russia are meaningless, but he did it by order of the administration of the trump.
The white house insisted on cooperation with Moscow in the field of counter-terrorism, but members of the intelligence community was confident that such cooperation will be unilateral and will only result in a waste of time and energy, told The Business Insider, a former White house official mark Polymeropoulos.
Since 2004 in Europe, it killed more than a dozen Chechen activists, and in many cases the suspects in the crimes were connected either with Russian intelligence, or with the forces of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
The last of resonant crimes against the Chechens in Europe, was the murder of the blogger Mamehana Umarov in Vienna. It killed the evening of July 4 in the suburbs of Vienna, Gerasdorf shot in the head. Soon militiamen detained the driver of a car alleged killer. Umarov had applied for political asylum in Austria.
On suspicion in murder Umarov in Austria, the detained natives of Chechnya Sarali Akhtaev and Salman Magomadov, said the project “the Caucasus.Realities” with reference to a source in one of the European Chechen Diaspora.
In social networks and interviews he referred to himself as a former mercenary who called himself a former employee of the Ministry of Sharia state security of the Republic of Ichkeria, told about the relations of the Russian special services with the assassinations of political refugees and former Chechen separatists in Europe. Umarov has been a consistent critic of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, often his remarks was offensive.
Kadyrov accused in the killing of Umarov’s intelligence services working against Russia.