Missing Lithuanian businessman’s partner assassinated in Kaliningrad

August 9, 2007 at 9:41 pm 2 comments

KaliningradThere is a new development on the missing Lithuanian businessman in Kaliningrad region.  Still back in April Mr. Stanislovas Jucius, the founder and president of the Lithuanian Businessmen’s Club, Roslitstroj’s CEO and a member of the board of the Jupoja concern disappeared in the Kaliningrad region gone missing.

Only few days ago it became known that Mr Alexander Semkin, a colleague of the missing Lithuanian businessman Jucius and one of the founders and owners of the Lithuanian equity construction company Rosslitstroj has been assassinated in Kaliningrad.

This news was confirmed for BNS by the acting General Consul in Kaliningrad Valdas Lastauskas.

He said he is so far only aware about the fact of assassination. In his words, a meeting is being negotiated with Kaliningrad’s law enforcement officers to possibly find out more about the incident.

Russian news agency Regnum has reported that Semkin was killed near the entrance to the building he lived in. The man died of knife wounds.

Lastauskas informed that the Lithuanian staff working for Rosslitstroj in Kaliningrad has not been threatened in any way.

Lithuanian businessmen are one of the most active in the neighboring region.  However, there are some information that since Russian economic might is growing the Russian businessmen from the main Russia started to flood the region.  The completion with the Lithuanians is often involving the corrupt practices and even criminal threats.  

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Economics, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Russia.

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