Head of Russian spy agency accused of British poison attack dies

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu presents a flag to Igor Korobov, chief of Main Directorate of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces, formerly known as the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), during a ceremony in Moscow in this February 2, 2016 handout photo obtained by Reuters November 22, 2018. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE.

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died on Wednesday after “a serious and long illness”, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday, hailing him as a “true son of Russia.” The Ministry of Defence heaped praise on Colonel-General Igor Korobov, […]

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