Donbas Conflict veteran murdered, suspect and sidekicks arrested on the same day

01:30, 2 August 2018

Vitaliy Oleshko, the veteran of the ongoing conflict in Donbas, was murdered in Berdyansk, southern Ukraine. The tragedy happened on July 31. The unarmed man sustained two mortal wounds to the back, as the killer approached him from behind and fired a shotgun.

Later that day, the police took in the killer and the accomplices in the murder. The shooter is the fight of a Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s volunteer battalion that also fought in Donbas; he served with that unit as a sniper. The suspect may face life imprisonment.