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Security Service serves charges to Semen Semenchenko in organization of 112 Ukraine TV channel shooting

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident occurred during the parliamentary election campaign
18:23, 14 May 2021

KP.UA

The Security State Service of Ukraine (SBU) has solved the terrorist act, particularly, the shooting at 112 Ukraine TV channel building committed in July 2019 as the SBU reported.

The pretrial investigation established that the shooting at the building of the TV channel was organized by Semen Semenchenko. The incident occurred during the parliamentary election campaign. This terrorist act was used by the representatives of the state-aggressor in the hybrid war against Ukraine. The person of interest involved two members of the armed formation subordinated to him to commit the crime.

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In June 2019, Semenchenko together with an accomplice conducted reconnaissance near the building of the TV channel. They chose a convenient way for the commitment of the terrorist act, particularly, the ways for step-back from the scene of the crime and presence of the CCTV cameras.

Besides, Semen Semenchenko organized the handing over money for the purchase of transport and other means necessary for the commission of crimes.

According to the initial intention of the organizer, the actual doers of the terrorist acts had to purchase a car and plant a large number of explosives in it. Then, they had to park the car near the building of the TV channel and blow it later.

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The decision was made to commit the terrorist act through the shooting at the TV channel’s building from the anti-tank missile to conceal the doers and organizer.

During the searches authorized by the court, the law enforcers found at the places of residence in the capital and Kyiv region of the perpetrators and confiscated transport and means of commitment of the illicit actions that were used during the commission of a crime.

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Currently, the mentioned persons were served charges due to the terrorist act. The choosing of the restrictive measure will be decided.

In July 2019, the building of 112 Ukraine TV channel was fired from a grenade launcher. That attack has not yet been investigated, although it was committed in the center of the capital, threatening the lives of dozens of people. Even before the shelling, some 112 Ukraine employees had received threatening messages, which were ignored by law enforcement officers.

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