Donbas conflict veteran stabs to death bystander in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The military serviceman confessed to have committed the crime and surrendered up to the police; the court ruled that he remains in custody for two months
23:32, 10 February 2018

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A verbal fight ended up in a murder in the Ukrainian capital. The tragedy occurred at a bus stop in Kyiv on February 10.

Ruslan Yurchenko, who worked as a chef at a restaurant on Odesa was waiting in line for the bus; the attacker, Volodymyr Balabukh, who served with the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Army attempted to get on the bus, without waiting in line.

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Yurchenko reprimanded him for his behavior; then, Balabukh bought a knife at a local store, returned to the line and stabbed Yurchenko in the back. The wounded man deceased instantly - in front of his wife.

Soon after that, the police detained and searched Balabukh; he kept the knife, so the law enforcers seized it and arrested him. He confessed to have committed the crime.  

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Volodymyr Balabukh is now suspected of the intentional murder. On Monday, the court ruled that he will be staying at a pre-trial detention facility for two months.

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