One of alleged kidnappers of Ukrainian crime lord Vasilenko arrested

One of alleged kidnappers of Ukrainian crime lord Vasilenko arrested
Yury Vasilenko

The wanted person is suspected of the murder of ex-State Duma deputy Voronenkov.

The Ostankinsky District Court of Moscow has arrested a person with group II disabilities, unemployed Kursk-born Aleksandr Soshnikov, whom the investigation had convicted of complicity in the abduction of businessman Yury Vasilenko (part 2 of Art. 126 of the Russian Criminal Code) until March 31. The defendant has not pleaded guilty. The purpose of the abduction of the Ukrainian crime lord is unknown.  This is reported by Kommersant.

According to the investigation, Soshnikov is involved in the abduction of Vasilenko, which was committed near the cafe Bazilik on January 10, 2019. The police are searching for the missing man in connection with the investigation of the murder of ex-deputy of the Russian Federation Denis Voronenkov on March 23, 2017.

The politician who had fled to Ukraine was shot by Pavel Parshov in the center of Kyiv. Voronenkov’s bodyguard wounded the killer, and the latter died in hospital. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine named other people involved in the murder; they include Yaroslav Levenets (Khanter), who has been wanted since 2012 for economic crimes, as well as defendants Yaroslav Tarasenko and Aleksandr Los.

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