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Trial Date Set In Alleged Putin Assassination Plot

Kazakh citizen Ilya Pyanzin (file photo)
Kazakh citizen Ilya Pyanzin (file photo)
Moscow's City Court has announced that a trial will start on September 6 of a Kazakh citizen suspected of involvement in a plot to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ilya Pyanzin was detained in the Ukrainian city of Odesa last year after he was injured in the accidental explosion of a handmade bomb that killed his associate.

His detention led to the arrest of the alleged mastermind of the plot, ethnic Chechen Adam Osmayev, whose extradition from Ukraine to Russia was halted at the request of the European Court for Human Rights.

According to court officials, Pyanzin has pleaded guilty and has come to an undisclosed deal with investigators.

Based on reporting by Interfax and RIA-Novosti

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