A top Russian defence official has been found dead after plunging 160ft from a tower block window, in the latest mysterious death of a high-ranking Kremlin figure.
Marina Yankina, 58, was discovered by a passerby at the entrance of a house on Zamshina Street in St Petersburg.
She is believed to have fallen from the 16th floor to her death.
Ms Yankina was a key figure in the funding of Vladimir Putin‘s illegal war in Ukraine as head of the financial support department of the Ministry of Defence for the Western Military District, which is closely involved in the dictator’s invasion.
The Russian Investigative Committee and the press service of the Western Military District ‘Fontanka’ both confirmed her death, and have launched an investigation into it.
She is the latest in a string of Russian officials to have died in mysterious circumstances since the start of Putin’s invasion.
Just last week, Major General Vladimir Makarov – a Russian general recently fired by Putin – was found dead in a possible suicide.