In the evening, May 24, the unknown, armed with cold weapons, attempted on the life of the former head of Odesa’s Right Sector Serhiy Sternenko. This was stated by Sternenko himself in the Facebook online stream from the scene.
The incident occurred late in the evening on Fontanska Doroha street in Odesa, when Sternenko was returning home.
Sternenko claims that he was stabbed in the hand during a clash and the doctors of ambulance treated him.
He said there were two attackers. One fled, the other one received a deadly knife blow in the stomach from Sternenko.
"The police received a report that a public activist was attacked on Fontanska Doroha street, and he was wounded in the attack. Later, he was taken to the hospital with brain concussion and a cut wound on his hand," the report said.
At the scene, the police found the body presumably of an attacker with stab wounds in the abdominal cavity.
Police detained the second attacker and identified him. The media reports that he was a military man.
“Odesa region police found and detained the second figurant of the resonance incident on Fontanska Doroha street in Odesa,” the message says.
The man killed by Sternenko was also identified.
Local news agency with the reference to source in law enforcement bodies reported the man was a military serviceman who served in 25nd Airmobile Brigade.
It is noted that as for 3:00 am the law enforcers could not find a knife or other weapon with which allegedly Sterneneko was attacked.
“Our sources also specify that witness questioning and the results of examining of the scene show that events developed not exactly the way the activist was describing,” the agency says.
As it was reported earlier, Serhiy Sternenko, the former head of the Odesa branch of Right Sector organization was attacked on the morning of May 1. This Sternenko said on his page in Facebook. As reported by Sternenko himself, the assailant shot him from the handhun in the neck area from behind, and then during the shooting he shot at the eyewitnesses of the incident. Sternenko, despite the injury, also participated in the detention of the gunman. The victim also said that he was shot with a pistol of a traumatic effect. Eyewitnesses at the same time argue that there were two attackers.