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MP Sobolev murder attempt in Kyiv: Police detained two suspects

The media reports indicate that the attackers are two young men; they could be the ones who opened fire on Sobolev's car, killing his three-year-old son
13:19, 2 December 2019

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Kyiv police have detained two suspects in the assassination attempt that occurred downtown on December 1, as MP of Kyiv regional council Vyacheslav Sobolev lost his little son in the attack while driving his car.

The press service of the National Police in Kyiv reported that on Monday.

The operative agents and investigators are now interrogating the suspects; it took a special police operation to take the suspects. Details of the detention will become available later.

The media reports indicate that the attackers are two young men in their twenties. Some reports say the men served with the Right Sector, the nationalist organization that helped the Ukrainian army repel Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Related: Parliament dismisses Sobolev from office of head of anti-corruption committee

Earlier, a three-year old child was shot dead, when a Range Rover was attacked in Kyiv downtown. Vyacheslav Sobolev, the deputy of the Kyiv Regional Council and a restaurant owner was driving the car under fire.

The shooting occurred on Tolstova street in downtown Kyiv. Vyacheslav Sobolev personally said that in his commentary to TSN.

The man also added that his son was shot dead in a shooting. Sobolev reported no other details.

Related: Attack on MP Sobolev's car in Kyiv: Vehicle involved in case of funding terrorism in Donbas

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