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​Law-Enforcers Apprehend Two Persons Suspected Of Journalist Buzyna Murder

​Law-Enforcers Apprehend Two Persons Suspected Of Journalist Buzyna Murder

Both suspects are Kyiv residents, aged 25 and 26.

On Thursday, law-enforcers have apprehended two persons suspected of the murder of journalist Oles Buzyna, reads a statement made by the press service for the Kyiv prosecutors' office.

"In frames of investigation into the criminal proceeding upon the murder of a notorious Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzyna, by joining forces of the Kyiv city prosecutors' office and internal affairs bodies, were apprehended two persons who are suspected on a reasonable basis of commission of this high-profile crime," it said.

Both suspects are Kyiv residents, aged 25 and 26.

The detained persons will soon be issued notices of suspicion under Section 2 of Article 115 of the Penal Code (Intentional homicide); and also the matter of a measure of restraint in the form of detention in custody is being dealt with.

The Kyiv prosecutors' office is effecting procedural guidance in the criminal proceeding.

Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov writes on Facebook that the detained persons are Denys Polischuk, 25 and Andrii Medvedko, 26.

"We have traced where, when and from whom the said persons purchased the car they consequently used to spy upon Buzyna. They used this very car to escape the murder scene. The car was found afterwards and material evidence recovered," the minister said.

As to Avakov, findings of forensic enquiries yielded direct evidence of the apprehended persons' involvement in the murder.

"When I say DIRECT evidence this is, inter alia, DNA testing from the clothes the offenders discarded at the crime scene, examination of traces in the car by experts, witnesses' immediate identifications, materials of intelligent surveillance conducted by field investigators with the Internal Affairs Ministry Criminal Investigation Department in respect of the crime suspects," he stressed.

The suspects were detained early in the morning.

The Interior Affair Ministry intends to apprehend one more person suspected of the murder of journalist Oles Buzyna on Thursday.

On June 16, President Petro Poroshenko the Ministry of Internal Affairs to gear up the investigation into the murders of Oleh Kalashnikov, Member of Parliament for the Party of Regions in the fifth convocation Verkhovna Rada, and Buzyna.

On April 16, at about 13:00, two unknown masked gunmen shot to death journalist Buzyna in Kyiv, near Dehtiarivska Street.

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