|Al-Qaeda accused of plot against Lithunanian nuclear plant|
Now the family of his mistress in Lithuania are being investigated because her father is a senior security manager at the country's major power plant. They fear the link between them could pose a security threat.
Victoria Zakuko spoke exclusively to the Daily Post about her lover who shares his time between his wife and seven children and her.
The story has been front-page news in Lithuania's national newspapers after the government launched an investigation into the suspected links to their country.
Russian-born Sergey Zakurko, Victoria's father, has been suspended from his job at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) while the investigation continues. Now the 47-year-old former policeman, who has worked at the plant since 1997, is considering leaving his post. He told Lithuania's main daily newspaper: "I am considering if I should write my resignation letter to my employers.
"I don't want to cause problems for my superiors and colleagues at the plant. I am ready for a very open talk.
"If I resign I will emigrate to the UK. I would learn English and work in the building industry. But now, when my surname is in every paper in both countries, will I ever get a job?
"The thing I wish most is to go to my motherland. Some day I will definitely go back to Russia for good." The security official had met Benhammedi, known to his friends as Ben, on a previous trip to Liverpool. He said he did not know that Benhammedi was married with children and had been told by the couple that he was divorced from his wife.
|Ignalinsk Nuclear Power Station Linked with Al-Qaeda|
|Viktoria Zakurko, a Lithuanian citizen, was arrested in the UK last weekend suspected of links with al-Qaeda. British and Lithuanian law enforcement agencies are particularly apprehended since the detainees father works in the security of the Ignalinsk nuclear power station. |
The Lithuanian, who now resides in Liverpool, has been arrested on the grounds of her relations with Lebanese citizen Mohammed Benhammedi who is believed to be a financier of al-Qaeda.