Ex lieutenant colonel of FSB Alexander Litvinenko, murdered by radioactive polonium in London in 2006, was videotaped by the Australian journalist Nick Lazaredes in 2003, for the documentary “Crimes of the Kremlin”.
Litvinenko speaks on his personal story, corruption of FSB, links to organized crime, concrete top FSB officers, as well is on his meeting with Putin in 1998, the head of FSB, to discuss those ties.
“The only thing I was told by an officer of the internal security Directorate that I’ve met was “ Sasha, they sell tanks, they sell arms, they sell… I mean, heavy arms, to Africa. Those arms go to the Middle East.” 34:55:08
34:56:20 I mean now… To corroborate these words… I saw in the office of my head of Directorate, Hoholkov [Evgeny Khokholkov], that group was l inked to Hoholkov… we actually had Hoholkov, the former head of our Directorate, on file as one of the top people in that group… I once saw Boot [Bout] in his office. There’s now an international warrant out for this Boot for illegal arms deals. 35:26:00
35:26:04 That man had ties to Ukrainian criminal groups, that man, according to our records, had ties to the son of Derkach, the former head o f SBU (Ukrainian Security Service) and one of the closest associates of Ukrainian President Kuchma. On top of that there were links, there were threads going to the illegal sale of drugs. I mean, the head of our Directorate, Hoholkov, and it was him who ended up in our sights, his connections… He had links, he associated with criminal groups that were running drugs from Afghanistan”.
For background see also: Interrogatory of Alexander Litvinenko by Spain’s law enforcers in London, 1st of June 2006 (featuring Khokholkov and other characters): Khokholkov covered up heroin trafficking from Afghanistan, controlled by a group formed by Putin, Chemoi, Ivankov and Rakhimov (Gafur).
See also: affidavit by German Gorbuntsov, whistle blower in the Russian laundromat case. On April 10 2009 in Moscow, Gorbunstov attended a meeting in presence of Solntsevskaya representative Viktor Averin and retired FSB general Evgeny Khokholkov, where he was threatened and the process of extortion began. Gorbunstov survived an assassination attempt.
See also: Cooperation between FSB and organized crime, Swiss DPA’s analytical report, 2007.Support TBCA if you think this document is useful : [give_form id="2685"]Support TBCA if you think this document is useful. Donations are processed by the publisher DRJI: [give_form id="3338"]