(From The Washington Examiner)
A small island in the English channel, Guernsey is normally a quiet, peaceful place. But according to Mikus Alps’ volunteer friends, he had suffered escalating threats in recent months. In addition, according to Ukrainian press reports, Alps was providing cars to Ukrainian forces fighting the Russian-aligned rebels.
This establishes the motive for a Russian assassination: the Russian intelligence services work persistently to coerce individuals against opposing Putin’s interests in Ukraine. While most of this activity is carried through via threat, it also takes the form of assassinations in Ukraine.
But it is the attack itself which offers the strongest evidence of Russian culpability.