Poklonskaya opened up about two attempts on her life
According to the deputy, between 2014 and 2015, an explosive was planted under the building of the prosecutor’s office of the Crimea. The second attempt occurred after the grand opening of the bust of Nicholas II in the Livadia Palace.
There have been two attempts on State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya, she announced on the air of Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station.
According to Poklonskaya, the first attempt on her was made in 2014–2015: an explosive was planted under the building of the prosecutor’s office of the Crimea, which she headed. The deputy noted that people from the Ukrainian authorities tried to orchestrate the murder.
The second attempt on Poklonskaya allegedly occurred after the opening of the bust of Nicholas II in the Livadia Palace. When the official returned from the Palace accompanied by cars with guards, there was an attempt to allegedly drive her car off the road on a dangerous part of serpentine. The attempt failed because the car in which Poklonskaya was armored and heavy.
“And how many cases were there that we do not know about thanks to our security ...”, said Poklonskaya's husband lawyer Ivan Solovyov, who also took part in the interview, at the end of the conversation.
Natalia Poklonskaya headed the prosecutor’s office of the Republic of Crimea in 2014. After that, she took the position of Chairperson of the State Duma Commission for Control over the Reliability of Information about Incomes, Property and Property Liabilities Submitted by Deputies. Currently Poklonskaya holds the post of Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption. In 2018, the politician married the human rights ombudsman, honored lawyer of Russia, Ivan Solovyov, 47, who used to be senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Investigation Unit of the Federal State Tax Service and Head of the State Duma Security and Anti-Corruption Committee staff.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.