Dnepr: Georgian crime lord Kakha’s armored SUV fired at with grenade launcher
Some sources say the wanted crime lord was in the car.
In Ukraine’s Dnepr, a Toyota Land Cruiser has been riddled with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The incident took place the night before at the intersection of Liteynaya street and Krutogorny descent, the Dnepropetrovsk region police report.
An unknown person shot in the front part of the car and then disappeared. The driver and passenger, who were in the car, were not injured.
At the moment, the police are searching for the shooter; a criminal case under Attempt at Murder has been initiated.
Some sources say a well-known Georgian crime lord Kakha, who is currently wanted in the US, was behind the wheel of the car. He managed to survive due to the fact that the car was armored.
It is noteworthy that after the outbreak of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the illegal circulation of weapons increased tremendously in the country. According to Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, the country's population currently possesses about 5 million illegal weapons.
In early January, the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) officers found a large arsenal near the highway in the Zaporizhzhya region. Six grenade launchers and thousands of cartridges were hidden in the cache. In Nikopol late last year, a taxi driver found a bag with a grenade launcher in his car after a passenger got out. And in September, now in Dnepr, the police found four shells for a grenade launcher and an anti-tank guided missile in one of the garages. Apart from the ammunition, there was a Toyota Highlander, which was reported stolen.
There were cases of grenade launchers use during the settling of criminal scores. For example, last March, an unknown person fired a grenade launcher at the Leo restaurant terrace in the center of Kyiv. As a result, the blast from the shelling blew out windows in the building, and a fire occurred on the terrace of the restaurant. Later, it turned out that a well-known Ukrainian thief in law Andrey Nedzelsky (Nedelya) frequented this restaurant.