This was reported by the U.S. geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor, Censor.NET informs.
"The Russian government said he had a heart attack in Moscow on Jan. 4, but a Stratfor source heard a report that he died on New Year's Day in Lebanon. If the report that he died in Lebanon is true, it raises questions about what Sergun was doing in a country that is a hotbed for the world's intelligence services and why the Kremlin would cover up his death abroad," the article reads.
It is noted that Sergun had been instrumental in implementing Russia's so-called hybrid warfare strategy in eastern Ukraine and in coordinating the separatist leaders throughout the year.
It should be reminded that Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Chief Igor Sergun, 59, reportedly died in Moscow Jan. 4. Sergun was enlisted in military intelligence in 1984. He held the rank of colonel and served as Russian military attache in the capital of Albania in 1998. Igor Sergun was appointed head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Chief of the General Staff Dec. 26, 2011.
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