It became known about a Russian citizen who was preparing an attempt on the life of Colombian President Ivan Duque and his family. This was reported by the newspaper El Tiempo, citing a source in the government.
According to preliminary information, the attempt was intended to be committed by two foreign citizens. One of them has Russian citizenship, the second has Israeli citizenship. Both managed to escape, now they are looking for.
Details about the crime, which the suspects were preparing, were not disclosed. It is known that they are experienced snipers, one of them is a former special forces soldier. Both citizens have recently arrived in the country. A government source also said security forces are on high alert. changes are being made to the president's program.
In May, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced an attempt on his life during an attempt by mercenaries and terrorists from Colombia to invade the Bolivarian Republic. Then Colombian mercenaries tried to enter the country in speedboats from the state of La Guaira and intended to carry out a coup d'état.
Ivan Duque has been president since August 2018. Then he won the second round of elections with 53.9 percent of the vote, replacing Juan Manuel Santos.