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Another person notified of suspicion of murder of Vasyl Serhiyenko

15.04.2021, 15:46
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The investigators from the Office for the Investigation of Crimes Committed in Mass Protests in 2013-2014 and the State Bureau of Investigation issued a suspicion note for one of the perpetrators of the abduction and murder of EuroMaidan Self-Defense activist Cherkassy region and journalist Vasyl Serhiyenko. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

“On April 4, 2014, Vasyl Serhiyenko was abducted from the yard of his own house, and the next day, his body was found in the woods with traces of torture. It is established that the suspect was involved in the abduction, torture and murder of the activist. Thus, the person is suspected of committing a particularly serious crime which is being involved in activity of a criminal association (Part 1 of Article 255 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) ", - the report said.

To date, the suspect is put on a wanted list inside Ukraine and internationally, measures are being taken to establish his whereabouts.

As IMI reported, on April 4, 2014,  on April 4, 2014, the journalist and public activist Vasyl Serhyienko was abducted at the courtyard of his own home in the city of Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi in Cherkasy region. A few days later, his body with several signs of tortures was found in the forest in Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi district.

On July 11, 2015, prosecutors of the Cherkasy region, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the region, detained a resident of Kyiv on suspicion of committing murder of Vasyl Serhyenko.

On October 15, 2015, the Cherkasy police reported that Vasyl Serhyenko had been abducted, tortured and killed by Kiev killers.

On January 4, 2016, the prosecutor's office of Cherkassy regiont, following the results of the pre-trial investigation, charged four residents of Kyiv with abduction and murder of Vasyl Serhjynko. The suspected criminals were Maxim Rusin, Volodymyr Voronkov, Viktor Horbenko, Valentina Zavrazhina, Roman Nedybalyuk, and Vadym Melnyk. None of them pled guilty.

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