An officer in Russia’s Secret Service died by suicide while on duty in the Kremlin, according to Russian media reports. It is unclear when the officer died, but the officer’s death was first reported Monday by Baza, a news organization based on the Telegram app. TASS, a Russian state news agency, confirmed the officer’s death on Monday, but denied Baza’s report that the officer was in President Vladimir Putin’s personal security detail. An unnamed law-enforcement source told TASS that the officer’s suicide was “not connected to the conditions of service.”
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