The National police of Ukraine detained in Odessa four foreign nationals involved in the shooting in Kiev on may 26, which was the wounded man, the press service of the police.
According to militiamen, the victim was a citizen of Montenegro, who is wanted internationally and is one of the leaders and organizer of a drug cartel, supplying drugs in the majority of European countries.
“The main versions of attempt at murder became the victim of criminal activity, possible redistribution of spheres of influence within the organization and between the Balkan criminal clans that control drug trafficking”, – said the head of the National police of Ukraine Igor Klimenko.
Law enforcement officers quickly identified involved in the attack. They were citizens of Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, one of which is in the international wanted list for murder.
Klimenko said that they came to Ukraine in early may, pre-purchased transport, fire automatic weapon and organized surveillance of potential victim and his family. Decided on the date, the attackers waited the victim near his home.
Two attackers made five shots at the victim, then got into the car and fled the scene. A few hundred meters they abandoned and burned the car to destroy the evidence. After analyzing video from surveillance cameras, police found that “gunmen” were expecting their accomplices.
“The police have established the route and the car in which they were heading towards the Odessa region through the border of Ukraine with Moldova to leave the country out of customs control. Realizing that the intruders are armed, the police operation to arrest the killers attracted commandos CORD. In the morning at the entrance to Odessa employees of the Department of strategic investigation of national police, criminal investigation Department, Main investigation Department, police of the Odessa region and KORD arrested four people. The attackers resisted and tried to escape,” – said Klimenko.
At this point continue the urgent investigative actions. The question about the message to the detainees about suspicion and the election of a preventive measure.
The criminal proceedings are investigated under part 2 of article 15 and part 2 of article 115 (attempt at murder) the Criminal code of Ukraine.
As reported, on Tuesday, may 26, around 18:20 in the Pechersk district of Kiev the shooting occurred. 37-year-old victim was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, the attackers fled.