A former British schoolboy is accused of trying to assassinate Russian president Vladimir Putin. Adam Osmayev, 36, is currently in the hospital with life threatening wounds, as the attempted assassin ended up getting shot. His assailant is also in the hospital, with wounds sustained from shots fired by Osmayev’s trained sniper WIFE.
Amina Okuyeva, 33, is from Russia’s Muslim land, Chechnya.
The man who struck her husband was shot by a man posing as a french journalist, but was carrying a pistol. He was identified today as a Russian gangster nicknamed Dingo. His real name is Artur Denisultanov. He also carried false papers on him, identifying him as a Ukrainian man.
The Daily Mail reports further:
The gunman – who carried fake Ukrainian documents – was identified today by local media as an alleged Russian gangster nicknamed Dingo, called Artur Denisultanov-Kurmakayev, citing law enforcement sources.
Russia had attempted in vain to seek former Buckingham University student Osmayev’s extradition over its claim that he had been planning a 2012 assassination of Putin in Moscow.
He had earlier studied A levels at Wycliffe College near Stroud
Ukrainian police and secret services said they were checking for Russian traces to the Kiev shooting, say local reports.
Suspect ‘Dingo’ is from St Petersburg but had Ukrainian documents under the name Alexander Dakar, said Kiev reports.
Kiev had refused to extradite Osmayev to Russia, and later he and his wife fought for pro-Ukrainian forces against pro-Vladimir Putin rebels in the east of the country.
The assailant, also now in hospital, had Ukrainian documents with him.
Osmayev is from a wealthy Chechen family, and is a foe of pro-Putin ruler Ramzan Kadyrov.
He claimed he had been injected with drugs and tortured to extract a confession that he planned to kill Putin and Kadyrov.
His confession was ‘the result of physical and psychological pressure which the law enforcement services put me under since the moment I was detained,’ he said.
He was beaten so badly, he could not stand for two months, he claimed.
Moscow claimed he intended to blow up Putin’s motorcade in the Russian capital.