Russia's chief of military intelligence, Igor Korobov, dies after illness

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Head of agency accused of botched Skripal poisoning died after falling ill following major criticism of the agency

The head of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, has died after a “serious and long illness”, the Kremlin has announced.

The defence ministry said General Colonel Igor Korobov, 62, who has run the spy agency since 2016, was “a wonderful person, a faithful son of Russia and a patriot of his homeland.” It did not give further details about his death.

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