Suspect questioned in Putin plot

Aug. 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Russian investigators are questioning a man suspected in an alleged plot to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reported.

A security services source told the Russian news agency Ilya Pyanzin was extradited Saturday to Russia from Ukraine.

"The suspect, Pyanzin, has been remanded in pretrial detention facility No. 2 at Lefortovo and investigators from the Federal Security Services are likely to start working with him today," the source was quoted as saying.

Pyanzin and another suspect, Adam Osmayev, were arrested in January in Odessa. Ukrainian intelligence services said Pyanzin and Osmayev confessed their involvement in an assassination plot allegedly ordered by Chechen militant Doku Umarov.

Osmayev's extradition was suspended last week after the European Court of Human Rights said it would review the case. Osmayev has denied plotting to kill Putin, RIA Novosti said.

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