Senior Russian military officer dies after falling from 16th-floor window, latest in string of untimely deaths

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) summit on October 14, 2022.Getty Images

  • A Russian defense official has reportedly died after falling from a skyscraper window.

  • Marina Yankina, who worked in Russia’s Western Military District, was found dead on Wednesday.

  • Her death is the latest in a spate of untimely deaths among officials and allies linked to Vladimir Putin.

A senior Russian defense official has died after reportedly jumping from a 16th floor window of a St. Petersburg skyscraper. The latest in a string of untimely deaths Among prominent officials and allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Marina Yankina, 58, head of the financial support department of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Western Military District, was found dead outside a building in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday. Independent Russian Media Medusa.

Yankina’s death being investigated as possible suicide, Russian outlet says Fontanka reported.

Russian telegram channel Mash reported that Yankina called her ex-husband before falling out of a window and dying.

Prior to joining the Western Military District, Yankina worked for the Russian Federal Tax Service.

Yankina’s death follows the deaths of many Russian officials in unusual or unexplained circumstances since Putin launched a provocative war against Ukraine almost a year ago.

Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, pointed this out in a tweet on Thursday regarding Yankina’s death.

Most recently, dismissed Russian Interior Ministry Major General Vladimir Makarov was found dead of an apparent suicide this week. The Moscow Times reported.

Putin Critic and Sausage King Pavel Antov died by falling out of a window In a hotel in India in December. Last September, 67-year-old Russian energy oligarch Rabil Maganov also died after falling out of a hospital window. An insider reported at the time.

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