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Security Service of Ukraine: deputies of Kolomoysky are suspected of killing an officer of the Security Service

Security Service of Ukraine: deputies of Kolomoysky are suspected of killing an officer of the Security Service

Deputies of Ihor Kolomoysky, the Head of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Gennedy Korban and Svaytoslav Oliynyk, as well as MP Andrey Denisenko are suspected of killing an officer of the Security Service of Ukraine in Volnovakha. The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentin Nalivaychenko says, Levy Bereg reports.

The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine confirmed that Dmitry Manzik, an officer of the Service, was killed with a shot into his head during the operation on detention of trucks with smuggling in Volnovakha. The name of the suspect who pulled the trigger is Denis Gordeev. Three suspects of participation in the murder were arrested immediately after that and are now in custody in Volnovakha. One of them was wounded during the arrest, Korrespondent news web site reports. Six more people were detained on Saturday and Sunday. According to Nalivaychenko, the detainees are also suspected of abduction of people and using tortures. In accordance to decision of the general Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, all incidents connected to this band including the murder of the officer of the Security Service of Ukraine are gathered into one legal proceeding.

‘We realize that both the band which acted in the Donetsk and Dnepropetrovsk Regions and criminals who used arms against law enforcement agents and criminals who abducted people are the same organised criminal group which obtains support and we have grounds to suspect that financing comes from high-ranked officials of the Regional State Administration. We have already interrogated two of them,’ said Nalivaychenko.

Later, answering a direct question he confirmed that he meant Korban and Oleynyk. He also said that they check possible relation of MP Denisenko to the armed crime groups who stood for the detainees.

On Saturday, March 21, Vyacheslav Abroskin, the Chief officer of the Donetsk Region, reported that unknown people had shot down an officer of the Security Service of Ukraine in the village of Volnovakha. Later, Arsen Avakov, the Mnister of Internal Affairs reported that the murder of the officer in Volnovakha had been solved, eleven members of the band connected to the incident were arrested.