Suspects of abduction of Ukrainian crime lord Vasilenko confess murdering him

Suspects of abduction of Ukrainian crime lord Vasilenko confess murdering him
Yuri Vasilenko

The body was buried in the woods, investigators hope to find it by the end of the week.

Persons, arrested on suspicion of abduction of the Ukrainian crime lord Yuri Vasilenko, Alexander Soshnikov, and a member of the Mazutkinskaya OCG, Vladimir Taimankin, confessed to murdering him. According to them, the body was hidden in the dark in the woods, so the criminals could not show the exact place. The investigation began searching for the body and hopes to find it by the end of the week, Rosbalt reports.

Soshnikov and Taymankin told where they threw the pistol from which Vasilenko was fatally wounded during the abduction. In addition, the security forces are looking for a car that carried the prisoner and the other three suspects, including Dmitry Polyakov, known as Chansonnier Don.

According to the investigators, Vasilenko owed for the execution of the contract killings of the leader of the Oplot party, Yevgeny Zhilin, and mafia boss Eduard Axelrod, who began testifying to the SBU against Vasilenko in the case of the murder of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov. In Ukraine, Vasilenko was put on the wanted list.

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