On April 16 about
one o'clock in the afternoon two criminals shot the former chief editor of the
"Segodnya" (Today) newspaper Oles Buzina. This morning suspects were
This murder of the known journalist often openly
dissenting with authorities received wide public attention.
Crime detection unit and the MIA investigation
department for two months carried out an investigation into this murder. Direct
evidence of participation in the crime of group of individuals, including the
actual perpetrators of the murder, was established .
This morning two suspects were detained. Both are
residents of Kiev at the age of 25 and 26 years old One of them had served
earlier in the special police unit "Harpoon" of the Kiev Regional
"No last merits or present merits can justify
serious crime, especially murder. Our position on this is clear and
understandable" – stressed Arsen Avakov.
Several more persons are suspected of participation in
"In relation to the murder of O.Buzina we just
detained a third person. He is suspected of involvement in preparation this
murder" - said the Head of MIA.
Now MIA is carrying out investigative actions, including four
"We found when, where and from whom these
suspected persons purchased the car that they use to follow Busina. Just on this car criminals fled the scene of the murder. Later this
car was found and material evidences were seized. The results of the forensic
examinations provided direct evidence of involvement of these persons in
committing the murder.
When I speak of DIRECT evidence I mean examination of
DNA traces from clothes from crime scene, abandoned by criminals, examination
of traces in the car, direct identification by witnesses, results of covert
surveillance, which officers from MIA crime detection unit kept on the suspects
in the crime" – said Arsen Avakov.
After carrying out all necessary overt and covert
investigative actions, collecting all necessary direct evidence and proofs,
early in the morning on June 18 suspected persons were detained.
Press-service of MIA-Ukraine