Russian Spy Chief Dies

According to a statement released by the Interfax news agency, Colonel General Igor Sergun, the director of GRU (Russia’s military intelligence agency) unexpectedly died on Sunday at the age of 58.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu did not specify the cause of death and offered no additional details.

Igor Sergun joined the Soviet military in 1973, in 1984 he joined military intelligence and became chief of the GRU in 2011.

Last year the US and European Union added Sergun to the sanction list, as he played a key role in the annexation of Crimea and helped mastermind Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.

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