Berlin —  A trial over an execution-style murder in a Berlin city park is likely to further test already strained relations between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and the Kremlin.

A panel of five judges began proceedings on Wednesday against a man the court called Vadim Krasikov over allegations that he gunned down a Georgian of Chechen descent at the behest of Russian authorities. The victim, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, was a militia leader from 2000 to 2004 in the second Chechen war against Russia, according to German prosecutors...

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