© RIA Novosti, the stringerAfter more than three years came the first real suspects in a high profile case about the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet: 6 November in Kyiv, was arrested a citizen of Ukraine Inna Gryshchenko is a former volunteer of the “Right sector” with the Callsign “Cougar”the detention of the families of volunteers-nationalists.
The arrest occurred after the search conducted in the apartment Grishchenko, as well as in the school Veterano Pizza, which is owned by former volunteers. The woman worked there as a waitress. 6 Nov Pechersky court of Kiev made the decision to arrest Cougars for a period of 60 days. And in September this year in Ivano-Frankivsk region law enforcement officers detained her husband Vladislav Gryshchenko.
Both spouses participated in the fighting in the Donbass in the composition of the DUK “Right sector”. So, Vladislav Grishenko, who had the nickname “Butch”, he participated in the battles at the Donetsk airport, and then transferred to APU, where he served as commander of an engineering Department in the 95th airmobile brigade. As for his wife, in one of the battles she was even seriously injured.Now both of them are charged with part 2 of article 15, part 2 of article 115 (attempt to murder), part 2 St. 263 (illegal handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. Law enforcement officers reasonably believe that Vlad and Inna Gryshchenko tried to kill Carpathian businessman Mikhail Hakuraku, which is known as criminal authority. The attack, which took place in July 2018 was unsuccessful — the victim was found underneath his car improvised explosive device that exploded because of an error miner. On Gryshchenko was able to emerge as a result of examinations conducted by the investigators on the case.
According to investigators, Vladislav Grishenko infiltrated the house of a businessman and secured the explosive device under the vehicle. The bomb was triggered as soon as the car starts moving, but this did not happen, because the killer made a mistake.
In this regard, recall the details of the case about murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was deprived of life in a similar way.
Murder Sheremet. How did the investigation
Directly the murder of a journalist occurred on 20 July 2016 in Kiev, on crossing of streets of Ivan Franko and Bogdan Khmelnitsky — it exploded in a car belonging to the editor-in-chief of “the Ukrainian truth” Alyona Pritula, which drove Sheremet.
Hot on the heels of the representatives of the Ukrainian political elite were accused of accident of the Russian secret service — say, this way, “Kremlin agents” of trying to destabilize situation in the country. About it in the media hastened to declare advisors to the interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko and the Zoryan Shkiriak. Six months later, a similar version was voiced by himself Arsen Avakov, despite the fact that not a single fact to support this, the investigation has not found.In General, the militiamen fulfilled the following versions:
— committing a crime because of professional activities in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus;
— error in the object of the crime, namely the preparation of the murder of the owner of the edition “the Ukrainian truth” Alyona Pritula;
— critical publications Sheremet in the edition “Ukrainian truth” and performances on the radio “Vesti”;
— destabilization of the situation in the state with the purpose of formation of a false negative perception of the socio-political situation in Ukraine;
— conflicts in personal life Sheremet in connection with family, business and financial situation.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called a point of honour disclosing of murder of the journalist and took him under his personal control, but for a long time no real progress occurred.
During the investigation, police checked more than three hundred phone numbers for their location at the time and long before the murder. An explosive device was detonated by a call from a mobile phone. As it turned out, the killers found parked near one of houses the car has made a hole in his fence, installed in a vehicle explosives, activating it at the right time. There were two of them — a man and a woman. The woman’s face, laid explosives, were on a surveillance camera, which subsequently allowed us to find possible offenders.
The murder investigation was joined by colleagues Sheremet. In may 2017 the project “Slidstvo.Info” and representatives of the international network of investigative journalists of OCCRP released a sensational material, which said that he’s been watching a former or current employee of the SBU Igor Ustimenko, who was near the scene of the murder on 20 July 2016 in July of this year in the report of the head of Netpolice Sergei Knyazev , the new President Vladimir Zelensky revealed that Ustimenko current esbeushnik in the case as a witness. What is the purpose of the SBU followed the deceased, is still a mystery.
In the framework of the investigation worked out the likely involvement in the case of representatives of volunteer battalions in 2016 the investigators sought the court’s permission to contact tracing in the villages’ivka and Mongolskogo Urzuf of Donetsk region. There in that moment was based by the representatives of the regiment “Azov” and other volunteer battalions.
Sheremet and dobrobiti
Sheremet himself very positively spoke of the representatives of individual dobrobatov. By the way, the last material of the journalist, published on the website of “Ukrainian truth”, has to do with this topic.
It begins with a reference to the unsuccessful attempt of a military coup in Turkey, occurred in 2016. Sheremet raised a very serious question regarding the possible recurrence of such rebellion in Ukraine, hinting that to seize power by force today can only representatives of the volunteer battalions, past the horrors of war and received combat experience in the ATO, and actively trying to realize themselves in politics.
The journalist called “Azov” Andrey Biletsky and “Peacemaker” Andrey Teteruk “structures operating for the benefit of Ukraine”, calling on to support them. At the same time, he pointed out that among the nationalists volunteers there work out someone’s orders and willing to take extreme measures. Those Sheremet called the former commander of the battalion “Kyiv-1”, people’s Deputy from “popular front” Eugene Dade, citing the case when the MP together with his colleague Mykola Knyazhytsky and soldiers of the unit for three consecutive days blocked the Solomensky court of Kiev.Then the deputies and the volunteers stood up for the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Odessa port plant, the first Deputy head of Board of NAK “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Sergey Fracture and first Deputy Chairman of the IPF Nicholas nobody shchurikovdetained NABU and SAP on 14 July 2016 on a number of charges in the embezzlement of state-owned enterprises. They were considered creatures of the leader of the “popular front” Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Pressure dobrobatovets worked — the judge agreed to release detainees on freedom, and under the courthouse Deidei threatened senior officials of COAG.
“Deputies-commanders now, if not above the law, the order is able to paralyze the action of any law,” — said Sheremet actually calling to curb this destructive activity of certain dobrobatov.
It is quite possible that it’s not like the curators dobrobatov turned Ukraine into private armies.
Track customer leads to the offices of the Ukrainian authorities
Despite numerous examinations, questioning more than 1,000 people, the withdrawal of video surveillance of more than 150 terabytes for 3 years, the police had no suspects, although their sketch of the available. This suggests that in fact, when the Poroshenko regime the government strongly hindered the investigation because his client occupied a high position in the structure of Ukrainian authorities. About this in his interview with “Country” claimed by former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“Name to publicly call I will not. But I assume, and, as mentioned earlier, is almost sure to say with assurance, it is necessary to conduct investigations of a specific nature. And there is quite a bit to do. I have already suggested, you need to do is just to return the force that investigated the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze… Those who conduct business Sheremeta, I understood perfectly. I met with colleagues who were conducting the story in Gongadze — they believe in my words there is at least a significant fraction of the truth. It’s not 100%, and we should check it out — it would take a month, not more. Then we could put the point in this case. The relationship between these cases is likely to have,” he said.
On specifying question, whether we are talking about the MP, Shokin said: “you Can say so. The man who I believe was involved as a customer took before, and now occupies a rather high position.”
The new President, Vladimir Zelensky has shown great interest in the case of Sheremet. On July 23, he heard the report of the head of national police of Sergey Knyazev, stating his belief that “the result will be.” He touched the topic during a press marathon on October 10, noting that it will change the management of the Ministry of internal Affairs in case of absence of result in it.
“I want us to finish the job. I, like you, need the result in this case. If by that time, to which we said, no result will change the leadership,” said Zelensky.
As for the details, the President did not disclose them so as not to disrupt the operation of the security forces.
Arrest possible perpetrators of the murder are quite serious progress. About guilt or innocence of the spouses Grishchenko too early to speak, this question will clarify further the investigation and trial.
And even if they are not involved in this, this does not negate the fact that in Ukraine a considerable part of former volunteers with the cobble together of a gang involved in various crimes, including contract killings.
The main intermediate result is confirmation of the fact that the search for the customer profile crimes within Ukraine, not outside of it. It will put an end to speculation about the involvement of Russia, spread anti-Russian-minded representatives of the Ukrainian ruling circles and nationalist activists.Vitaliy Didenko
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