Okueva's murder could be contract kill, - Kyiv police

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian volunteer was killed in Kyiv region in October 2017
15:23, 13 January 2020

The assassination of Ukrainian combat veteran, medic and volunteer Amina Okueva could be a case of contract kill. Andriy Nebytov, the Head of the National Police in Kyiv region reported that on a briefing.

"We believe this crime was a contract-style assassination", he claimed.

The official added that a group of hired guns may be involved in this particular case.

'Currently, the investigation team looks into the activity of this group not only in Ukraine but also abroad, including the EU member countries. Thus, I hope that with the aid of Western partners we will manage to get the information about the way the money was passed, who was the contractor and why this happened", Nebytov said.

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Speaking about the lines of inquiry and possible contractors, he said: "Speaking briefly, there are such inquiries, but I can't tell any more details".

The murder of Amina Okueva occurred in the Kyiv region on October 20, 2017; she and her husband were attacked from an ambush. The shooter used an assault rifle of a 5.45-mm caliber. Okueva took a bullet to the head, while Osmaev sustained a leg wound and survived the attack. The woman of Ukrainian origin, Okueva was a Muslim; she was buried in Dnipro city, according to the Muslim traditions.

On January 12, 2020, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claimed that the law enforcers detained a group of killers suspected in Okueva's murder.

Related: Media reveals name of detainee in case of Amina Okueva murder

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