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Amina Okueva’s murder: Investigators find assault rifle with assumed killer’s DNA traces on it
18:04, 7 November 2017
Amina Okueva’s murder: Investigators find assault rifle with assumed killer’s DNA traces on it

The gun was found out in a field, - Anton Herashchenko, the Interior Minister’s counselor

18:04, 7 November 2017

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Law enforcers found the assault rifle, which was assumingly used in the recent murder of Chechen volunteer Amina Okueva. Anton Herashchenko, the Interior Minister’s counselor said that in a commentary for one of Ukraine’s TV channels.

There are the assumed suspect’s DNA samples on the assault rifle, the official said.

‘We passed forensics the gun; they will search for DNA match, and as soon as we have a suspect in this case, we will compare the found sample with that of the suspect. Then, we’ll be able to tell if that’s the man who killed Amina,’ Herashchenko said, not specifying the actual place where the gun was found.

As 112 International reported, Chechen volunteer Amina Okueva was murdered in Kyiv region on Monday evening. She and her husband Adam Osmaev were in the carm which stood at the railroad crossing, when the attackers opened fire. Osmaev was wounded in the leg, and Okuyeva perished. The police and the state security service went for interception; however, as of 11 p.m. Monday, none of the attackers were found.

Related: Osmaev does not blame Ukraine’s special services over Okueva’s murder


Okueva was born in Odesa. She joined the Euromaidan movement, siding with protesters that toppled the pro-Russian government of Viktory Yanukovych. In 2014, she joined Kyiv-2, the Interior Ministry regiment, which fought against pro-Russian mercenaries in Donbas.

The couple of Okueva and Osmaev was assaulted before. On June 1, 2017, a killer pretending to be a journalist for Le Monde tried to murder Adam Osmaev and Amina Okueva. He was inside the car with the couple and opened fire. Then, Adam Osmaev was wounded, but his wife managed to fire at the attacker four times, due to which he was successfully detained. The killer turned out to be related to Ramzan Kadyrov, the incumbent pro-Kremlin president of Chechen Republic.

Related: The farewell ceremony with Okueva was held secretly

Related: Kadyrov accused Ukrainian special services of Okueva’s murder

Related: Who is Amina Okueva?

Related: Murder of Amina Okueva: all facts as of October 31

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