Spain studying Ukraine Prosecutor General's statement concerning mafia boss Tyurik suspected of MP Voronenkov's murder

Spain studying Ukraine Prosecutor General's statement concerning mafia boss Tyurik suspected of MP Voronenkov's murder
Vladimir Tyurin

A recent briefing saw Attorney General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko calling the former civil husband of Voronenkov's widow Maria Maksakova, Vladimir Tyurin, the customer of the murder of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov. The Spanish law enforcement agencies have long been interested in the authoritative mafia boss.

The Civil Guard of Spain paid due attention to the statement of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office about involvement of Vladimir Tyurin, suspected by law enforcement agencies of the country of committing several crimes several years ago, in the murder of Denis Voronenkov, Deutsche Welle reports.

Earlier, Attorney General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko called Vladimir Tyurin the customer of the high-profile murder of runaway ex-deputy from the Communist Party Denis Voronenkov in the center of Kiev in March 2017. According to Lutsenko, Tyurin ordered the murder of his former wife's husband for personal reasons.

The staff of the Spanish security services claims Tyurin, living in Spain for a while, was charged with participating in an organized criminal group and laundering illegally obtained money.

Vladimir Tyurin took up his residence in Orihuela municipality in the southwest of the province of Alicante in the neighborhood of another authoritative thief in law Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) in the late 90s.

According to the Civil Guard, Tyurin maintained contact with him. In March 2003, among other guests, he was at the 50th anniversary of Kalashov in five-star Hotel Montiboli in the town of Villajoyosa. The feast was attended by both criminal figures living in Spain and guests from other countries – Aslan Usoyan (Ded Hasan), Vitaliy Izgilov (Zver), Tariel Oniani (Taro) and others.

In May 2005, the Civil Guard conducted a large-scale operation called Wasp, which resulted in 28 detained people. Tyurin was at that time outside Spain, so he was not rounded up. However, investigator of the National Court of Justice of Spain Fernando Andreu had complaints against him. The Russian was suspected of being related to laundering large funds through a large metal trading company. El Pais edition called Tyurin "a well-educated wealthy man with great connections in his homeland", who differs markedly from other defendants in the case.

Among close contacts of Tyurin were mentioned unnamed Russian politicians and officials and Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska.

In 2005 Tyurin, who returned to Russia in order to avoid problems with Spanish justice, was put on the international wanted list by the Spanish. In 2010, he was detained in Moscow on an Interpol warrant, but was never extradited to Spain. As The CrimeRussia wrote earlier, the court decided to extradite him, but after the detention, it transpired that Tyurin was a citizen of Kazakhstan, and his Russian passport had been illegally obtained. On this basis, the decision was overridden, and two years later the lawyers of Tyurin proved that he had legally obtained Russian citizenship.

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