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The third killed in half of a year and the second in a month: a resonant murder happen in Cherkasy again, but this time the victim of intruders was not one of the local deputies, but a well-known businessman and head of the regional branch of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Anatoly Skoromny.
The flames and the blood-drenched car salon
Reports of an attempted assassination of a man in Cherkasy flew across Ukraine on Saturday, June 16.
"At about 7:00 a.m., the police received information that a Mercedes-Benz car exploded in one of the districts of the city of Cherkasy ... The driver was injured in the explosion - he was taken to the hospital ... Now investigators are working at the site ", local law enforcers said.
Later in the media information appeared that referring to sources in the police, the incident occurred during the movement of the car along the Sumgaitska street, in particular, an improvised explosive device was brought into action.
"As a result of the explosion, the vehicle of the victim was thrown and a flame appeared from under the car, after which the car drove about 50 meters more. When the driver was getting out of the car, he had burns to the back and head, and in the driver's seat, there was a hole from the explosion. The whole car salon was covered with blood and human remains, - told the publication an eyewitness of the event on condition of anonymity.
The victim was immediately hospitalized in the Third Cherkasy Emergency Hospital. No other victims were reported during the incident.
As the head physician of the medical institution Olexander Fedorchuk noted, the victim was taken to hospital in serious condition with numerous shrapnel wounds, but, alas, an hour after the operation he died.
In the police, the death of the person injured as a result of an explosion was confirmed, noting that his identity has already been established, but personal data was not disclosed.
Mechanical engineer- with experience in the Ministry of Internal Affairs
The victim was was a 69-year-old businessman and head of the regional branch of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in the Cherkasy region Anatoly Skoromny.
According to the official biography, Anatoly Skoromny was born in 1949. He received higher education in the Kirovograd Institute of Agricultural Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He began his career as an engineer-technologist in the system of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Cherkasy Regional Executive Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
From October 1973 to November 1974 he served in the special forces of the USSR, and in November the same year, he worked in the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs system as chief of department, chief of the technical part, the chief engineer, the director.
In 1975-1984 he worked in the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ukrainian SSR.
In February 1985 he received the post of the head of the Cherkasy Instrument-Making Plant design bureau, and in May 1986 became the chief metrologist of the instrument-making plant.
In July 1991 he was appointed chief engineer of the World Trade Center "Hermes", a year later - the general director of the joint venture "LESKO", and since July 2004 he has headed the private company "Garant - Invest 2000".
Remarkably, the last company Skoromny headed until the day of the murder. It, in particular, specializes in the construction of houses.
In addition, the name of the businessman is listed among the current or former beneficiaries of LLC "Anvisan", working in the field of service facilities; Insan LLC, which carries out activities in the field of accounting and auditing; NIBIRU, associated with the management of real estate for a fee or on the basis of a contract; "Leader" Company, specializing in the construction of houses.
Among other things, it noted that since 2005 Skoromniy headed the regional office of Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in the Cherkasy region, and since 2010 - was part of the work of the Business Council committee on national security, defense, law enforcement and operation of enterprises of the military-industrial complex with the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.
Redistribution of property "a la 90's"
As noted today, on June 18, in the prosecutor's office of Cherkasy region, in connection with the explosion of a car in one of the streets of the regional center, criminal proceedings were opened on p. 11 Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - that is, intentional ordered homicide.
"Now the leaders of the prosecutor's office are granted the procedural guidelines aimed at establishing the facts of the incident and take steps to ensure the adoption of legal and equitable procedural decision", states the press-service of the department.
However, preliminary versions of the reasons for the murder of a businessman have not yet been named in the law enforcement agencies.
At the same time, the public has no doubts - Skoromny was killed because of his entrepreneurial activities. "This is a contract killing, which, in principle, they do not disclose it, but in the country, there is a redistribution of property a-la 90. And you know this very well," Yegor Kravchuk, head of the NGO Sokol, said on his Facebook page.
In the media, there was information that the entrepreneurial activity of Skoromny could not be acceptable to the firms associated with local deputies from the Batkivshchyna party. "Firms that are connected with the name of the deceased had some contradictions with the companies of the family of the well-known Cherkasy businessman Mushiek, the latter being part of the close circle of the mayor of Cherkasy Anatoliy Bondarenko, with which the firms of Skoromny competed seriously in some construction projects in Cherkasy and Kyiv, "Vikka" reports with reference to its own sources.
In addition, local journalists claim that the deceased had disagreements with his own family. "In the past few years, Anatoly has been in litigation for the property of the firm, when he was suing his own son and his wife, and now we can say about the fact that not so long ago a group of specific guys came to him to “teach him”. Now we have such a sad outcome," Vadym Komarov, editor of Cherkassy Response, said on his Facebook page.
The wave of resonant murders in Cherkasy
As noted, the attempt on Anatoly Skoromny – is the third resonant murder in Cherkassy over the past six months.
As you know, last autumn, near the garages in the Lunacharsky district, Mykhailo Binusov, a deputy of the Cherkasy City Council, was shot from a Kalashnikov rifle. The death of a man came instantly. The attackers disappeared from the scene of the crime.
Law enforcers said that they are investigating several versions of this crime, not specified specific ones were. At the same time, Binusov's colleagues believed that he was killed because of his professional activities.
So far, the perpetrators of the crime have not been punished.
It should be noted that the murder of Skoromny is also the second attempt with a fatal outcome, which occurred in the regional center for the last month.