Marina Yankina, a top defence official in Russia has been found dead after falling from a window of a high-rise building in St Petersburg.
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 160ft to her death.
Suicide is suspected, according to reports, but this is often stated in such cases before any investigation is carried out, or the facts are known.
Her personal belongings were found on the 16th floor of the building, and it is believed she fell from here.
Who was Marina Yankina?
Marina Yankina was a key figure in the funding of Vladimir Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine.
Marina Yankina played a crucial role in financing Vladimir Putin’s unlawful incursion into Ukraine.
As the head of the financial support department for the Western Military District at the Ministry of Defense, she was intimately involved in the dictator’s aggression.
Prior to her position in the Western Military region, Yankina held positions at the Federal Tax Service and as Deputy Chairman of the Property Relations Committee in St. Petersburg.
It is widely speculated that she was instrumental in the drive to secure additional funding for Putin’s war, which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives.
Yankina was reported to be close to Mikhail Mokretsov, former Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Defence and Deputy Minister of Defence.