Detained suspect in the murder of the leader “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko – SBU

Задержан подозреваемый в убийстве главаря "ДНР" Александра Захарченко, - СБУ

The security service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a former law enforcement officer Andrew Baydala with the call sign “Swede” – the authorities of the self-proclaimed “DNR” suspect him of the murder of the leader of the Donetsk separatists, Alexander Zakharchenko. About this BAGNET learned from the press service of the Ministry.

Investigators said Baydala of suspicion under article “Illegal handling of weapons and ammunition, committed by a group of persons” (part 2 of article 28 and part 1 of article 263 UK of Ukraine). It elected a measure of restraint in form of detention. The details of his case were not disclosed.

We will remind, the leader of the Donetsk separatists, Alexander Zakharchenko August 31, 2018 was fatally wounded at explosion in cafe “Separable” in the center of Donetsk.

Andrew Badal was mentioned in the TV channel “Russia 1” in June 2019. An anonymous speaker said that the killings Zakharchenko and field commander Arsen Pavlov (Motorola) involved in a Sergei Motorin, who at the time of the report was assistant chief of the fifth Department of Department of counterintelligence of SBU. How Motorin linked to the murders, the program was not specified. Also in the story refers to other representatives of the Ukrainian intelligence services – Vladislav Lanky, Mushta Andrew and Andrew Baidal (the Swede).

The SBU suggested that Zakharchenko was killed as a result of “criminal internal conflicts” or was killed by Russian security services.

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