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Wounded Chechen volunteer discharged from hospital
18:21, 8 June 2017
Wounded Chechen volunteer discharged from hospital

Adam Osmaev, pro-Ukrainian volunteer fighter, survived severe gunshot wounds during the recent incident in Kyiv

18:21, 8 June 2017

Facebook/Elvina Seitbullaeva

The recently wounded Chechen volunteer who fought in Donbas has been discharged from hospital in Kyiv. Adam Osmaev left the medical facility today, June 8, wearing vyshyvanka, the Ukrainian national embroidered shirt – and obviously in good mood.

Reporter Elvina Seitbullayeva posted this at Facebook.

‘Adam Osmaev is discharged. He’s in vyshyvanka and in nice mood. His wife Amina Okueva is by his side. She’s the one who neutralized the killer and applied first aid’, she wrote.

As 112 International reported, the shooting incident took place at Kyrylivska street in Kyiv on June 1. The attacker posed himself as a French reporter aimed and tried to ‘get an interview’ from Osmaev and his wife Amina Okueva. According to the source in the police, the attacker used 9 mm Glock handgun, and Okueva returned fire from her award weapon, the 9 mm Makarov.

The law enforcers assume Osmaev was attacked due to his patriotic stance and loyalty to Ukraine in the Donbas conflict and opposition to the Russian aggression.  

Adam Osmaev, the Russian citizen of Chechen origin applied for Ukrainian citizenship in March 2014. Previously, in February 2012, he was detained in Odesa, southern Ukraine – as a bomber who set the explosive that went off in Odesa in January 2012, killing one Russian national and wounding another Kazakh citizen. Later, Ukraine’s Security Service, the SBU said that by detaining Osmaev in Odesa Russian and Ukrainian special services prevented an attempt to murder Russian president Putin, soon after he won the presidential election in Russia.

Adam Osmaev is the former major in the army of Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya, the breakaway state that opposed the Russian political influence and military aggression in the Caucasus (de jure, the state ceased to exist in 2000; now it is the autonomous republic, part of the Russian Federation, - 112 International). In 2014, Osmaev joined the Dzhokhar Dudaev volunteer battalion, which fought in the Donbas conflict on the side of Ukraine’s government troops. When the unit’s long-standing commander Isa Munaev was killed by pro-Kremlin mercenaries in Debaltseve in February 2015, Osmaev took his office. Both Osmaev and Okueva, who have been married since 2009, served in Kyiv-2, the special task force of the National Police of Ukraine that also fought pro-Russian militants in Donbas.    

For the time being, both Osmaev and Okueva are heavily guarded.

Related: Chechen volunteer Osmaev fully recovered after gunshot wound

Related: Adam Osmaev’s condition improved, — Okueva

Related: Official, who issued documents for killer of Osmaev, was detained, — media

Related: Assailant who attacked Osmaev in Kyiv is Russian killer working for Kadyrov, - media

Related: Wounded Chechen fighter Osmaev had his lung pierced, plugged to artificial respirator, - doctor

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