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Assassination attempt on Mosiychuk: prosecutor voices major versions of the deadly blast
13:12, 26 October 2017
Assassination attempt on Mosiychuk: prosecutor voices major versions of the deadly blast

One of the versions is that the assassination attempt was organized by the Russian special services agencies

13:12, 26 October 2017

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Law enforcement officers are now developing several versions of the blast in Kyiv downtown on October 25, injuring Ukrainian MP Ihor Mosiychuk and four other citizens, two of them died later. Pavlo Kononenko, the first deputy prosecutor reported that during the briefing today, on October 26, broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“We are investigating three versions of the crime. The first version, voiced by Mr. Mosiychuk himself, the assassination attempt was organized by the Russian special services agency. We will be able to speak about the perpetrators only when we define the assassin's paymaster. The second version is the political activity of Mr. Moosiychuk, his public position inside our country. And the third version is an assassination attempt on personal grounds,” first deputy prosecutor said.

At the same time, Pavlo Kononenko underlined that the law enforcers do not rule out other versions.

“But we do not rule our other versions. There was political strategist Bala as well, we can’t ignore this version also. And we can’t reject the version on assassination attempt of any other political or public figure who could be present at the Espresso TV channel at that time,” the prosecutor underlined.

Earlier Serhiy Semochko, the head of the Chief Department of the Security Service of Ukraine in Kyiv and Kyiv region, reported that the explosion in the downtown of Kyiv was caused by the triggering homemade explosives, which was earlier put in a nearby motorcycle.

“The blast was caused by the triggering homemade directed action explosives, which was earlier put in a nearby motorcycle, which was deliberately parked by an unknown person at about 9:50 p.m. near the entrance to Espresso TV channel,” – the SBU reported.

As we reported earlier, MP from the Radical Party Ihor Mosiychuk was wounded in an explosion last night, while he was leaving the building of a TV channel.

Five people injured in the explosion near the Espresso TV Channel, one of them died on the way to the hospital. Ihor Mosiychik and three others, including the political scientist Vitaly Bala, got multiple shrapnel wounds.

Mosiychuk himself has wounds of limbs, back and stomach. He got operated, the surgery was effective.

Ministry of Internal Affairs does not rule out Russian agencies involvement.

Note that Ihor Mosiychuk is the first deputy of the head of the parliamentary committee on the legislative support of the law protection activity.

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