“For the intelligence solutions, as awful as this seems, murdering people is part of the work flow,” said Oleksiy Arestovych, a retired officer in Ukraine’s military intelligence service. “They go to work, it’s their job. You’ve got a work stream, you write posts. They have a workflowthey murder people”

“It doesn’t really irritate them,” he said. “They observe it, mark it, without a lot of sentiment.”

Assassinations happen enough which they are often just blips from the neighborhood news cycle. Back in 2006, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin signed a law respecting targeted killings overseas, and Allied officials state groups of Russian hit men operate freely within the country.