Identities of attackers who killed Okueva remain unknown, - police

Source : 112 Ukraine

Serhiy Knyazev, the Head of Ukraine's National Police commented on the tragic incident, which occurred near Kyiv
23:46, 30 October 2017

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The identities of those who attacked Chechen volunteers Amina Okueva and Adam Osmaev is still unknown; the search is underway. Serhiy Knyazev, the Head of Ukraine's National Police said this, commenting on the incident, as interviewed by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

'I can confirm that several hours ago a murder took place on this spot. One person perished, the other one sustained injuries and was taken to hospital; his life is beyond danger, he undergoes surgery. We don't know the identities of the criminals yet', he said. 

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. 

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Okueva, the Ukrainian of Chechen origin, 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.

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