Moscow, Feb 27: Ukrainian and Russian security services have arrested a gang which was planning to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin soon after the March 4, 2012 Presidential elections, reports Russian state-run television, Channel one.
The report further reveal that the suspected gang was already on the international wanted list for organising a bloody suicide bombing of a Moscow airport a year ago. Meanwhile, the suspects were arrested in Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odessa.
However, political leaders from Russia alleged that it was an election trick to boost Mr. Putin’s popularity ahead of the coming election.
Moreover, such reports were also published in the media four years ago on the voting day in Russia’s Presidential election, which saw Mr. Medvedev succeed Mr. Putin.