Assassination attempt on Minister of Agrarian Policy Leshchenko prevented in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is reported preliminarily that murder was ordered by the U.S. citizen
20:54, 18 November 2021

Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Roman Leshchenko

The Ministry of Internal Affairs prevented an assassination attempt on Minister of Agrarian Policy Roman Leshchenko. This was announced at a briefing by Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky.

Police have detained suspects in the assassination attempt on the minister. However, law enforcement officers do not disclose any names.

The murder was ordered by the U.S. citizen. Leshchenko himself learned about the attempt on his life after a special operation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the detention of suspects - briefly before Monastyrsky's briefing.

Law enforcement officers found out that the customer had met with the killer in advance and had given in advance $ 20,000.

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Interior Minister also said that a citizen of Ukraine and a citizen of the U.S. searched for a killer to orchestrate a murder in Ukraine in August 2021. The Ukrainian contacted a fake killer, and their entire conversation was documented. The contractors ordered a murder of a collector who chased up debts of the American's partner who he worked with back in 2018. This debt collector took 150,000 dollars from that American and never returned them. So, the American decided to hire a killer.

The murder was simulated and posed as real. Both contractors received staged photo and video evidence of the crime. Then, both contractors asked the same killer to murder a man who was supposed to give the money to the "murdered" collector in 2018. 

"This citizen was Roman Leshchenko", Monastyrsky said.

According to head of the National Police of Ukraine Ihor Klymenko, currently, the contractors stay in the isolation cell of temporary detention.

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Roman Leshchenko became the head of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food in December 2020. Prior to that, he chaired the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre).


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