Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office has no information about abduction of Ukrainian crime lord Yury Vasilenko in Moscow 

Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office has no information about abduction of Ukrainian crime lord Yury Vasilenko in Moscow
Denis Voronenkov

Ukrainian crime boss was kidnapped after a fight with shooting by several unknown persons in Moscow on January 10.

The prosecutor’s office in Kyiv does not yet have official information about the abduction in Moscow of one of the alleged organizers of the murder of ex-State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

A spokeswoman for the Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office, Nadezhda Maksimets, confirmed to the media that Yury Vasilenko is wanted by Ukraine on suspicion of complicity in the murder of Denis Voronenkov on March 23, 2017 in Kyiv. At the same time, the Kyiv prosecutor’s office does not have the official confirmation of the Russian media reports about the abduction of Vasilenko by unknown persons in Moscow

On January 11, it became known about the shooting on Prospect Mira and the subsequent abduction of the Ukrainian crime boss Yury Vasilenko. Yesterday the crime lord was kidnapped directly by several armed men from the restaurant Basilik, which served him as the office. Vasilenko escaped on the street and tried to escape, but unknown people opened fire on him, after which they plunged him into the trunk of a silver SUV Mitsubishi Pajero without license plates and fled the scene.


Yury Vasilenko

Immediately after the incident in Moscow, the “Interception” plan was announced, and a search was conducted in Vasilenko’s apartment near the Alekseevskaya metro station, who lived in Moscow with a fake passport with the surname Antonenko. It was reported that during it the investigators found a real arsenal in a rented apartment – several dozen weapons, including sniper rifles and explosives.

According to Rosbalt, in Ukraine Vasilenko is known as an influential crime lord who is closely associated with thieves in law. In particular, a number of Rosbalt sources called among them Vladimir Tyurin (Tyurik), whom the Ukrainian prosecutor's office considers to be the customer of the murder of the husband of his former girlfriend Maria Maksakova Denis Voronenkov. In the summer of 2018, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine charged in absentia Vasilenko himself with complicity in the murder of the ex-deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.



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