Moscow.- The The mysterious death of a Russian deputy minister who broke down on a plane returning to Moscow After participating in the XX session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission, it is The latest in a series of strange deaths among the Russian elite.
in this case it is Deputy Minister of Science Pyotr Kucherenko, 46, Joe fell seriously ill on a flight from Havana on Saturday and died on his return, US network CNN reported. The relatives of the officer told about cardiac arrest.
Journalist Roman Super, who fled to Russia shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, said on Telegram that he spoke with Kucherenko “for a few days” before fleeing and that The deputy minister, a critic of the war, feared for his safety,
While traveling on a plane with the Russian delegation returning from a business trip to Cuba, Kucherenko felt unwell., The plane landed in the city of Mineralnye Vody where the doctors tried to render assistance to them,” the ministry said in a statement.
Although Kucherenko’s family cited a heart problem, they are awaiting the results of an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Cause of Kucherenko’s death not known,
According to Roman Super, in his last conversation in February 2022, the minister urged the journalist “leave as soon as possible” and run away from the country where the kingdom “Cruel”,
Kucherenko’s death is not the first unexplained Russian death. According to reports, At least 13 high-profile Russian businessmen have died in suicide or undisclosed accidents in the past year. Six of them are linked to Russia’s two biggest energy companies.
According to the reporter, Kucherenko told him this I was taking antidepressants and tranquilizers that he slept little and that “We are all taken hostage, no one can say anything, otherwise we will be immediately crushed like insects.” He also told him that he could not escape because Passports of all Russian officials were “taken”,
According to Super, Kucherenko may have described the invasion of Ukraine “fascist”,
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel expressed his regret over the death of the vice minister. Díaz-Canel tweeted, “It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Russian Deputy Minister Pyotr Aleksandrovich Kucharenko after he returned to his country after the intergovernmental commission was convened.”
“Our most heartfelt condolences go out to their families, the Russian government and people” Said.
The senior officials were returning from Havana, where they were part of a delegation headed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government, that attended the XX session of the Intergovernmental Commission between the two countries.
Cuba’s Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Alba Rosa Pérez Montoya, who met Kucherenko during his stay on the island, also expressed his condolences.
“We deeply regret the death of the young Deputy Minister of Science and Education. Perez Montoya said on Twitter, “Our condolences to the Russian government and people and his family.”