Banker shot SIX times in London assassination attempt could help solve Russian murder

A RUSSIAN banker who survived being shot six times in an assassination attempt in London could help police solve the murder of a political leader in his home country.

German Gorbuntsov has been living under 24-hour armed guard in the UK since the shooting outside his apartment in Canary Wharf in 2012.

But now police in Moscow believe the 49-year-old businessman could help them solve the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a strong critic of President Vladimir Putin, who was killed in February.

Russian authorities are trying to build a case against a Chechen powerbroker and his associates suspected of murdering Nemtsov, who was made Russian deputy prime minister in 1997 under Boris Yeltsin.

Gorbuntsov’s lawyer Vadim Vedenin told MailOnline: “I can confirm that an officer from Scotland Yard, who is in charge of my client German Gorbuntsov’s case in the UK, got in touch with him and asked if he is ready to talk to the Russian investigator on the subject of Boris Nemtsov’s murder in Moscow in February 2015.”

If Gorbuntsov agrees, Moscow has promised to allow the man suspected of trying to murder him, convicted killer Vitalie Proca, to be extradited to the UK to face charges.

Full article: Banker shot SIX times in London assassination attempt could help solve Russian murder (Express)

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