Crowned thief Lekha Krasnodonsky takes over Kirovograd high security prison

Crowned thief Lekha Krasnodonsky takes over Kirovograd high security prison
Reports suggest that a code-bound criminal Lekha Krasnodarsky is behind the prison upheaval

At the moment, the situation is so perilous that the staff has left the correctional facility and is afraid to go back. According to eyewitnesses, the mutineers have battered down doors in the building, seized the administration offices, stolen special equipment and keys from the detention cells.

The riot in the Kirovograd correctional colony of strict regime No. 6, also known as the Kirovograd strogach, was excited by a thief-in-law Alexey Salnikov nicknamed Lekha Kranodonsky, the CrimeRussia reported. Lekha Krasnodonsky did not simply revolt, but gathered a group of like-minded inmates who seized building of the colony. It is noteworthy that the Kirovograd colony has always been a problematic one - here the prisoners often cut their veins in protest against the actions of the administration. The Kirovograd strogach holds those convicted of robbery, murder, rape. Many of these criminals have a long record of convictions.

At the moment, the situation is so perilous that the staff has left the correctional facility and is afraid to go back. According to eyewitnesses, the mutineers have battered down doors in the building, seized the administration offices, stolen special equipment and keys from the detention cells.

The riot had begun a few days ago, but the first piece of information about it was disclosed only on June 3. The former head of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine Sergey Starenky reported the incident on his Facebook page. Starenky claimed that the prisoners had revolted because the jail had been overcrowded. In addition, the inmates complained of harassment from the administration, beatings and generally unbearable conditions. This time the situation got out of control: the personnel left the colony and is afraid to return. The convicts have battered down doors and seized rooms in the building, stolen special equipment and keys from the cells.

“I’ve waited for quite some time before writing about it. I expected that the Ministry of Justice would respond. But the situation has already slipped out of control,” - Starenky wrote on Facebook.

Reports suggest that a notorious code-bound criminal Alexey Salnikov, who goes in the criminal world under the nickname Lekha Krasnodonsky, gathered the inmates in one group. He is rumored to have strong influence over Ukrainian prisoners.

“Krasnodonsky is stirring the pot, he feels the weakness, helplessness and confusion among the staff of the penitentiary institution,” - Starenky wrote in his social network account.

Sometime later, the authorities finally responded to the reports about the riot. However, the press service of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine said that the information was false, and that they preparing an official contradiction of the recent rumors.

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