In thisAug 25, 2017, image,Gen Col. Igor Korobov, the head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, talks throughout a press conference in the Russian Defense Ministry's head office in Moscow,Russia The head of the Russian army knowledge company GRU which has actually been charged of meddling in the U.S. political elections has actually passed away inMoscow He was62 The Defense Ministry claimed Thursday,Nov 22, 2018, in a declaration that Korobov, that led the GRU considering that 2016, passed away Wednesday of “a major as well as prolonged disease,” a typical Russian euphemism for cancer cells.( Russian Defense Ministry Press Service through AP)

IgorKorobov, head of the Russian army knowledge company GRU, which has actually been charged of meddling in U.S. political elections, has actually passed away inMoscow He was62

TheDefense Ministry claimed Thursday in a declaration that Korobov, that led the GRU considering that 2016, passed away Wednesday of “a major as well as prolonged disease,” a typical Russian euphemism for cancer cells. His precursor had actually passed away 2 years previously, at58

RussianPresident Vladimir Putin provided acknowledgements to Korobov's household however did not instantly call his follower.

“Hecommitted his life to offering the Fatherland, enhancing as well as protecting nationwide passions safety of our country,” Putin claimed in a declaration launched by the Kremlin.

TheUnited Country as well as its pals have actually charged the GRU of hacking the 2016 U.S. governmental project, coordinating the March nerve representative strike on a Russian ex-spy in Britain, as well as disturbing anti-doping initiatives in globe sporting activities. Russian authorities have actually turned down the complaints, calling them component of a Western defamation of character.

Thishas actually been a challenging year for the GRU, which has actually dealt with a collection of direct exposures that subjected its internal operations.

InSeptember, British knowledge launched monitoring pictures of GRU representatives charged of the nerve representative strike on previous GRU policeman as well as British mole Sergei Skripal as well as his child in the English city ofSalisbury The investigatory team Bellingcat as well as the Russian website The Insider quickly discovered the representatives' actual names, as well as media electrical outlets consisting of The Associated Press had the ability to validate their actual identifications.

Dutchauthorities likewise have actually lately determined 4 affirmed GRU representatives that attempted to hack the globe's chemical tools guard dog from a resort parking area.

Putinchecked out the GRU head office previously this month to praise the company on its centenary, commending the company for its professionalism and trust.

Kremlinspokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed Thursday that the head of state had actually preserved a “routine discussion” with Korobov as the principal of among the country's leading knowledge companies. He included that Korobov participated in a collection of sessions on army problems chaired by Putin today.

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