Today’s statement by the Chairman of the SBU on the exposure of the assassination attempt on one of the deputies of Ukraine by Russian agents, is an attack on people’s Deputy of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko. It is reported by the Censor.With reference to its sources.
Execute attempt volunteered two citizens of Ukraine, who were serving sentences in the occupied territory of the Crimea, and was granted early release. One of them previously convicted three times of criminal offenses. According to the investigation, their actions are coordinated by its leader, former citizen of Ukraine, the Russian mercenary Andrey Tikhonov, living in the moment in Belgorod (Russia).
Our database search “Peacemaker” on Tikhonov 31 December 2015 year was posted such information, “Deputy. commander of a separate commandant regiment of the so-called “LNR”. 17.06.2014, she took part in the capture of Nadiya Savchenko. At the same time is in touch with several operational employees of the Russian special services. Has commando training. One of the curators – the employee of special services of the Russian Federation with the call sign “Elbrus” (fighting on the territory of Ukraine have served/worked in/HR A-4104). Date of birth: 20.10.1965. Place of residence: Ukraine, Kharkov region, Chuguevskiy R-n, s. Chkalovsky”.
Over a month, the suspects were monitored, their conversations were documented surgically. The main motive of the assassination attempt on Gerashchenko – an attempt to eliminate a prominent politician, who is one of the founders of the main Ukrainian and international databases in search of terrorists “Peacemaker”, and also known open anti-Russian views, is a media figure.
By Gerashchenko during this time, terrorists organized a surveillance at the place of residence and place of work. After receiving evidence of criminal intent and information about the presence of the explosive device, SBU officers carried out the arrests in the act.
Against the suspects prosecuted under article 112 of the CC – an attempt on the life of a statesman, the maximum sentence possible in this case – life imprisonment. The investigators conduct an examination of the explosive devices seized from the detainees and check their possible involvement in other crimes on the territory of Ukraine, in particular, the assassination attempt on journalist Pavel Sheremet.
As reported, the security Service of Ukraine prevented attempt of attempt at life of the MP, which was planned and coordinated from Russia.