In Kyiv, the SBU officers prevented the murder of a public activist, people's deputy of Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak during the briefing, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine channel.
"This morning, I reported to the president that the Ukrainian Security Service prevented, and at the stage of execution stopped the attempt on the life of a statesman of Ukraine, the People's Deputy. According to our information, the operation of physical elimination of people's deputy was planned, prepared and monitored from the territory of the Russian Federation, " said Hrytsak.
The SBU head added that Russian secret services were involved in organization of the assassination attempt.
"The organizer of the assassination, a native of Russia, which for a long time lived in the territory of Kharkiv region, with the outbreak of hostilities in Donbas in 2014 moved to the territory of LNR. He joined the illegal armed groups and was engaged in conducting acts of sabotage on our territory ... His name begins with the letter "T", born in 1969 ... According to our data, he is now in the Russian Federation, Belgorod. For the crime "T" chose two previously convicted citizens of Ukraine ", added the head of the SBU.
Earlier Lawyer was murdered in Dniprovskyi District of Kyiv at night. According to preliminary data, the unknown found near the house where the victim lived, came from behind and shot him in the head. The lawyer died from the gunshot wound in the hospital.