Russian military intelligence head's death causes inevitable speculation | Shaun Walker

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Igor Korobov knew a lot about GRU operations, including poisoning of the Skripals

It has been a year in which the GRU’s operations, from election hacking to novichok poisoning, have been uncovered and plastered on the front pages of western newspapers more often than the secretive military intelligence agency, or its Kremlin bosses, would like.

It was unsurprising, then, that news of the death of Igor Korobov, the agency’s head, should cause a flurry of speculation about its timing. Korobov, 62, died after a “long and difficult illness”, according to a short news item released by Russian agencies on Wednesday evening.

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