Russian documentary alleges there was plot to assassinate ex Greek PM


A new documentary has claimed there was a plot to assassinate ex Greek prime minister Costas Karamanlis.

According to the documentary, which was broadcast on Russia’s TV news show Vesti, in 2009 the country’s FSB security service intercepted a conversation between agents of the US Central Intelligence Agency regarding plans to remove Karamanlis from office – and kill him if necessary.

At least seven terrorist groups were to be involved in the operation, according to the documentary.

The producers of the documentary suggest that the plot was orchestrated in response to Karamanlis’s pro-Russia foreign policy, including his support for Greece’s participation in the Burgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline and the Southern Stream gas pipeline to Europe.