Police detains three ex-fighters of Donbas Battalion on suspicion of killing a family

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the police, all three are active participants in the public organization of the inner corps of the Donbas Battalion
20:23, 15 February 2018


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Police has detained three ex-fighters of the Donbas Battalion, suspected of brutally killing a family in the Donetsk region on December 6, 2017. Vyacheslav Abroskin, First Deputy Chairman of the National Police wrote this in Facebook.  

"We have identified and detained all persons who are reasonably suspected of committing the murder of the family in Velyka Novosilka, which took place on December 6, 2017," he wrote.

The last of the three suspects was detained today by police officers in the Kyiv region.

"After the murder he was hiding. He almost never went out of the house, only sometimes to the local church, apparently to pray for forgiveness for his terrible sin. In addition, he kept a gun in his room at the window, but this will not help him anymore," Abroskin said.

He added that the murderers put all three members of the family on their knees, forced them to read a prayer and killed in front of each other one by one.

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"Based on the testimony of these scoundrels, it seems they have extracted around 1,490 dollars," he said.

As it was reported earlier, in Velyka Novosilka village of Donetsk region. the offenders cruelly killed the whole family - a 56-year-old man, his 46-year-old wife and their son of 23 years old.

The tied bodies of the victims with signs of torture were discovered by a relative who came to their home.

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