German-Russian relations have been plunged into crisis after German federal prosecutors said there were “sufficient indications” that the Russian state was behind the murder of a Chechen rebel in a Berlin park in August.
The case will refocus attention on the campaign of assassination that the Kremlin has unleashed on its political opponents abroad. The killing of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili occurred just 18 months after the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury, England.
此案将使世人再度关注克里姆林宫向境外政治反对者发起的暗杀行动。兹利姆汗•贡戈什维利(Zelimkhan Khangoshvili)被杀害仅18个月前，俄罗斯前双重间谍谢尔盖•斯克里帕尔(Sergei Skripal)和女儿尤利娅(Yulia)在英格兰索尔兹伯里遭到神经毒剂袭击。
Germany’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it had expelled two Russian diplomats over Moscow’s failure to help investigate the Khangoshvili murder, in a sign of the damage the case has inflicted on relations between the two countries.