How SBU prevented murder of MP Anton Gerashchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two citizens of Ukraine volunteered to commit the murder using explosive device
20:22, 22 January 2017

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Security Service of Ukraine prevented the assassination of the People's Deputy (member of Narodnyi Front political faction), Anton Gerashchenko. This information was confirmed by the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak and the MP Anton Gerashchenko himself.

It is noted that two citizens of Ukraine who were in Crimean jail, volutered to commit the murder, and received the parole to their sentence. One of them was three times convicted on criminal charges. According to investigators, they coordinated their actions with a leader - former citizen of Ukraine, a Russian mercenary Andrei Tikhonov, residing in the moment in Belgorod (Russia).

More than a month SBU carried out surveillance over the suspects, their conversations were documented. The main motive of the assassination of Gerashchenko - is an attempt to eliminate the known politician, who is one of the main creators of the Ukrainian and international database Mirotvorets for search of the terrorists and is also known by his  anti-Russian views.

According to SBU information, Anton Gerashchenko was under surveillance of places of his residence and work. After receiving the proof of criminal intent and information about the presence of explosive devices, SBU officers carried out the arrests.

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