Court arrests second suspect in murder of Donbas veteran

Source : 112 Ukraine

Suspect Mykola Lomaka pleads not guilty
17:36, 3 August 2018

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The court remains the second suspect in the murder of Donbas Conflict veteran in Berdyansk in the custody as 112 Ukraine reported.

According to the court, 37-years-old Mykola Lomaka is arrested for 60 days without a right for a bail. He will be transferred to the remand center of Zaporizhia.

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The suspected pleaded not guilty at the court and his lawyer claimed that there is not enough evidence for the accusation of his client.

The prosecution launched the personal resentment and the conflict of the interests in business as the main line of enquiry.

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Earlier Berdyansk Court has arrested one of the suspects in the murder of former Donbas Conflict veteran Vitaly Oleshko for 60 days. It was specified that Artem Matyushyn noted that he is not involved in the murder and was on vacation with the friends.

As we reported earlier, two gunshot wounds took the life of Vitaliy Oleshko, the former volunteer fighter of Donbas battalion and the active participant in Donbas conflict. A gunfire attack occurred in the southeastern city of Berdiansk on Tuesday.

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Oleshko was shot dead in the yard of a local hotel, in front of his wife. His friend Andriy Madzharov, who later uploaded a video on his social network account confirmed that the man sustained two wounds to his back; the killer used a shotgun.

Later it was reported that the shooter who killed Vitaliy 'Sarmat' Oleshko is the former fighter of Tornado volunteer battalion. The convict, formerly the sniper of the said unit, may face the life imprisonment for this particular crime.

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