Murder of Amina Okueva: all facts as of October 31

Source : 112 Ukraine

Chechen volunteer in Donbas conflict was murdered not far from Kyiv last night
16:34, 31 October 2017

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On Monday evening, October 30, unknown men shot at the car of Donbas volunteer-soldier and paramedic Amina Okueva, a Ukrainian citizen of Chechen ethnicity. She died in the attack, while her husband was wounded, but survived.

The car was shot from AK machine gun at while waiting at the railroad crossing near Hlevakha, city 70 km away from Kyiv.

The identities of the shooters are still unknown; the search is underway.

According to Dmytro Chibisov, the Prosecutor of Kyiv region, the shooters shot several bullets into the car with Okueva and her husband. The operational officers and the investigators search the territory for video and photo fixation means.

In his interview, Adam Osmaev told that they were on their way back home, returning to Kyiv from a different region when they were attacked by a group of unknown shooters. Adam was driving, when the attack occurred.

According to Osmaev, the attack commenced when they stopped at a railroad crossing. ‘Everything around me was shattered; the whole dash panel was torn to pieces. I drove as much as I could; they hit the engine, too, and the car was unable to move on. I tried to administer first aid, but she (Amina, - 112 International) was shot in the head,’ Osmaev said.

He added he considers the attack an attempt to kill them both. When asked whether he blames the Russian saboteurs, Osmaev replied: ‘Of course. It’s the next step in the logic circuit, where they already attempted on the life of Mosiychuk. There’s a terrorist group involved,’ he said.

The plan Siren was introduced the same evening in Kyiv region and in the neighboring ones.

According to the representative of Chief Department of the National Police of Ukraine in Kyiv region, law enforcers opened criminal proceedings under Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on the fact of Amina Okuyeva's murder near Kyiv - intentional homicide, which is assessed as a contract killing.

Chechen military volunteers Amina Okueva and Adam Osmaev were given state protection for some time, but later they did not prolong it.

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