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SBU: No Evidence Of Russian Security Services' Involvement In Assault On Osmayev

SBU: No Evidence Of Russian Security Services' Involvement In Assault On Osmayev

Russia, sbu, Vladimir Putin, Russian security services, Adam Osmayev, assassination

The Security Service of Ukraine does not have any evidence of involvement of Russian security services in an assault on former commander of the voluntary battalion of the antiterrorist operation forces Adam Osmayev, who had earlier been accused of preparation of an assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Deputy Head of the Main SBU Department in Kyiv and Kyiv region Pavlo Daniukov has said this at a briefing, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Adam Osmayev was injured in a shootout in the Podilskyi district of Kyiv.

According to the statement, the incident occurred on Kyrylivska Street at 4:49 p.m. on Thursday.

Artem Shevchenko, the director of the Ministry of Interior Affairs' communication department, later announced on his Facebook page that Osmayev was injured in the shootout.

According to the press service of the Kyiv police, a man who described himself as a foreign journalist agreed in advance to meet with Osmayev and his spouse Amina Okuyeva.

When Osmayev and his spouse got into a car, an unidentified man took a Glock pistol out of a box and shot Osmayev in the chest.

In response, Okuyeva fired several shots at the shooter from a Makarov pistol.

Both men were taken to a hospital, where they received medical assistance.

A team of investigators has arrived at the site of the incident to establish the circumstances and collect physical evidence.

The main theory being considered by law enforcement officials is that the attack was prompted by the patriotic position of Osmayev and his spouse.

A criminal proceeding has started on the fact of an attempted murder of two and more persons under Article 15, and Section 2 of Article 2 (intentional homicide) of the Penal Code of Ukraine.

Member of the Ukrainian Parliament of the People's Front faction Anton Heraschenko said that according to doctors Osmayev and his killer's lives are out of any threat.

Heraschenko said that the killer had documents confirming his Ukrainian citizenship.

According to the documents killers name is Oleksandr Dakar born in 1958.

The police and security services are currently checking the authenticity of the documents.

The Prosecutor-General's Office decided in 2014 to cancel its decision to extradite Osmayev to Russia on suspicion of planning an assassination attempt on Putin.


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