Donbas top rebel Zaharchenko’s close associate detained in Russia for asset-grabbing

Source : 112 Ukraine

The former "ex-minister of income and fees" Tymofeev is suspected of seizing of an agro-industrial enterprise in Rostov-on-Don
10:56, 3 March 2019


Olexandr Tymofeev, known by his nickname Tashkent, the so-called “ex-minister of income and fees” of Donetsk and Luhansk occupied territories, was detained under the suspicion of the raider seizure of an agro-industrial enterprise in Rostov-on-Don, reports this.

Related: Prosecutor General says property of ex-Minister Zakharchenko to be seized again

Tymofeev was brought To Moscow for further investigation. Vadym Savenko, the director of a Kolos D private limited company, accused the former "ex-minister of income and fees" of terrorist Donetsk People’s Republic of the seizure of his enterprise in 2017. According to Savenko, Tymofeev sized almost $13,000.

As we reported earlier, The so-called “law enforcers” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic stated that they detained alleged suspects of the assassination attempt on the Head of the terrorist organization Oleksandr Zakharchenko, who died in Donetsk downtown on August 31, 2018. An explosion occurred in Separ restaurant in the downtown of Donetsk, as a result, Oleksandr Zakharchenko deceased, but his close associate Tymofeev miraculously managed to survive with minor injuries. After that, he escaped to Russia.

The so-called law enforcement officers of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic claimed that they detained Ukrainian saboteurs who were probably involved in the assassination of Zakharchenko.

Oleksandr Zakharchenko has been heading the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" since November 4, 2014, he survived several assassination attempts. 

Related: Election in Donbas to fill “power vacuum” after Zakharchenko’s murder, - Russia’s UN envoy

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