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Tom Rogan: If Georgia assassination plot is corroborated, US should secondary sanction Ramzan Kadyro

If Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov ordered the assassination of a Georgian journalist, the United States should impose secondary sanctions on entities that do business with Kadyrov.

As a first step, the U.S. government should reach out to Ukraine's SBU intelligence service. After all, the Republic of Georgia on Friday detained a Russian citizen on suspicion he was plotting to kill a Georgian journalist, Giorgi Gabunia. The Georgian security service says that a suspect initialed "VB" was arrested on suspicion of "preparation of murder by contract." Reports suggest the suspect is named Vasambeg Bokov and that Ukraine's SBU security service warned its Georgian counterpart that Kadyrov had ordered Bokov to assassinate Gabunia.

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