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Kremlin cover-up suspected in ex-KGB chief death: report

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Roberto Galea 30.01.2017 13:18
A former chief in the Russian KGB service who was allegedly involved in the Donald Trump “dirty dossier”, has been found dead in Moscow, raising suspicions of a Kremlin cover-up, according to media reports.
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Oleg Erovinkin, a former general of the soviet-era KGB and later FSB, was found dead on 26 December in mysterious circumstances. His body was found in the back of his car in the Russian capital.

Erovinkin’s body was “found in a black Lexus... [and] a large-scale investigation has been commenced in the area. Erovinkin’s body was sent to the FSB morgue,” the Kremlin-controlled RIA Novosti news agency has said.

While no official reason for the death has been confirmed, news reports have suggested foul play, and added that the Kremlin may be trying to cover up the death.

The former intelligence chief was suspected of being the key source behind the “dirty dossier” which was made public earlier this month, Britain’s telegraph.co.uk website reported.

The 35-page report which claimed that Trump might have been involved in lurid sex activities in Russia, was slammed as “fake news” by the White House, and global news organisations have been unable to confirm the allegations.

Since the publication of the report by US news organisation Buzzfeed, several stories have emerged that high-ranking officials had seen the dossier, including former US President Barack Obama in his final days in office, then-President-elect Donald Trump, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The author of the report, former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, has gone into hiding since the report was published, according to the telegraph.co.uk

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