Was Koskov in TLD killed?
We all remember general Pushkin saying about Koskov: "Send him back to Moscow ..... in the diplomatic bag". Does that mean he was killed?
I'm convinced he was. I did a little bit of research om diplomatic bags. They are bags or pouches that has to be clearly marked and it's considered a extremely serious breach of international rules to open by other countries. It's only to be used for official letters and articles. How large are they? Not very. The Italian police actually opened one of Ecuador's diplomatic bags and found 40 kg of cocaine!
Obviously this is such a grave missuse of the bag it warrants the police opening it. But if whoever was responsible for the smugling would've put more in there if they could. The risk was the same anyway. If the bag was opened the result was the same regardless if there was 40 or 80 kg of cocaine, so they would've shoved as much drugs in there as possible to maximise profits. So in my opinion it gives is a rough idea of how much can be put into a diplomatic bag. Koskov must've weighed at least double 80 kilos.
Was Pushkin being litteral when he said that? Maybe, maybe not. But I'm convinced you don't say to a group of spetsnaz commandoes to send an official back in the a diplomatic bag if you want him to get home alive. What's your opinion? Do you agree or disagree?