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Foreign killers detained in Odesa for attempted murder of Montenegrin citizen

Source : 112 Ukraine

The victim is on the international wanted list; it is one of leaders and the organizer of a drug cartel
21:07, 27 May 2020

Press service of Ukraine's National Police in Odesa region

In Odesa, police detained a group of foreign killers. They are suspected of attempting upon the life of a Montenegrin citizen in the downtown Kyiv. The press service of the National Police reported that.

"The National Police detained a group of foreign killers for the attempted murder of a Montenegrin citizen in the capital city. The detention of four defendants took place in Odesa: they resisted and tried to escape," the message said.

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It is reported that in early May, the killers arrived in Ukraine and pre-purchased vehicles, automatic firearms and organized surveillance of the future victim and her family. Having made five shots at a victim, two attackers got into the car and left the crime scene. After a few hundred meters, they abandoned the care and set fire to it to destroy evidence.

The National Police identified the persons involved in the assassination attempt. These are citizens of Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. One of them is on the international wanted list for contract killings.

The police note that the main version of the attempted murder was the criminal activity of the victim, redistribution of spheres of influence in the organization itself, as well as between the Balkan criminal clans that control drug trafficking mechanisms.

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The defendants were detained in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, urgent investigative actions are ongoing. The issue of reporting them suspicion and choosing a preventive measure is being solved.

As we reported before, the court extended the arrest of suspects in the case Yulia Kuzmenko, the assumed murderer of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. Such a decision was made on the night of May 26.

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