Plot To Assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Stopped
The plotters were arrested in Odessa in the Ukraine in January and just now, following weeks of questioning, admitted their plot to assassinate Putin
The TV report included what it said was a confession by Adam Osmayev, a fixer associated with the two men who were seized in Odessa.
"Our final goal was to come to Moscow and try to organize an attempt on Prime Minister Putin," Osmayev said.
The L.A. Times has more:
A televised video of a confession by a man identified as one of the plotters said the group was preparing to kill Putin with anti-tank land mines following the March 4 presidential election, which Putin is expected to win, returning to the office in which he once served two terms.
Security forces were given a tip to raid Osmayev’s apartment, and killed one of the plotters (reportedly the one who was willing to be a suicide bomber) during the raid.
Putin, who has been the major force in Russian politics for a decade, had an assassination plot against him during the election before last.