Georgian man killed in Berlin had been involved in the attack on the metro in Moscow, claims Russian president.
A Georgian man, who was shot at close range in a park in Berlin in august, was a "criminal" involved in the killing of several civilians.
said Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, at a press conference in Paris late Monday night local time. It writes the news agency Reuters.
Putin tells at the same time, that he does not know what has happened with the Georgian man.
The German public prosecutor's office suspects that the authorities in Russia or the Russian republic of Chechnya, to be involved in the killing.
Georgieren by the name of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili had previously fought together with Russia-critical separatists in Chechnya.
The Russian president also considers, however, that the man was involved in an attack on the subway in Moscow and thus had caused many civilians to death, writes the news agency dpa.
In Berlin was a warrior, who was wanted in Russia, killed a bloodthirsty and brutal man, says Putin, according to dpa.
the Matter escalated earlier in december when two Russian diplomats were expelled from Germany as a result of the killing.
Russia rejected already at the connection in any way to be involved in the killing. It was also made clear that it would be reply again on Germany's "unfriendly" actions, writes Reuters.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who also attended the press conference in Paris, said Monday night that she expects, that Russia will cooperate in the investigation.
she had previously made clear during a bilateral meeting with Putin.
On the other hand, said Putin, according to Reuters, that it was not fair to expel Russian diplomats just on the basis of the preliminary conclusions.
Shortly after the killing in august was a suspect arrested, and the investigators found out his real identity. They called him supposedly just Vadim K. or Vadim S.
The German magazine Spiegel has later written that his passport shows a connection to the Russian intelligence service.
the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, shall, according to Reuters, that will support Germany, if one "gets established facts" of the case.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 01:00