It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The report did not give any further details on the circumstances of the death, or the location.
Ivanov was deputy head of the GRU, the overseas intelligence gathering arm of the Russian military
Originally posted by Vitchilo
I wonder who killed him... I mean do people really die in ``swimming accidents``?
Never heard of that one before.
I wonder who killed him ?
Fishermen found the body of the Russian diplomat on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Most likely the Russian diplomat drowned while on vacation in Syria.
A body found by fishermen on the coast of Çevlik in the border province of Hatay five days ago has been identified as Russian diplomat Yuri Ivanov, Anatolia News Agency reported Friday.
The diplomat drowned while on vacation in Latakia in Syria, but his body could not be found despite widespread search operations. Authorities said the wind and waves must have dragged the body toward the Samandağ district’s coast.
Officials said they had been able to identify the body by corresponding with both domestic and international authorities and were helped by Ivanov’s cross necklace.
Russia`s vice-consul in Odessa, southern Ukraine, was discovered dead early on Monday, local media said.
"It is true, the man passed away," a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti. "I can`t tell you what happened, it is being investigated."
Misto.Odessa.ua, the city`s news portal, reported that Igor Tsvetkov, born in 1965, apparently hanged himself in the Russian consulate building in Odessa. The diplomat`s wife and child are reported to have been in an adjoining room when the alleged suicide occurred.
Tsvetkov, the vice consul in charge of bilateral cultural cooperation, was also rumored to be responsible for providing support to pro-Russian political parties in Odessa. This January media in the southern city reported that a briefcase containing official documents was stolen from the official`s car.
Originally posted by Tarrok
Could somebody clarify what the benefit is to disposing an intelligence chief?
Agents I understand, they are involved in a particular operation so taking one out would postpone/abort that particular mission. A chief is just replaced by someone else who will be read into the position or already be aware of a lot of the things that are happening.
To try and remove him for political mindset also makes little sense since all the intelligence people operate under similar methodologies I would imagine. I doubt the political ideology will sway very much as it's closer to a military organization where objectives remain the same.
I dunno, I lack the information to really make much of this. Has this particular chief done something to upset the Kremlin?
Originally posted by clay2 baraka
A Russian spy ring is recently uncovered in the US.
A cryptoanalyst is found possibly dismembered and drugged in his home in the UK.
Putin states publicly that those responsible for comprimising the spy ring will probably end up dead in a ditch, either drunk or drugged.