Kerch shooter learn from veterans of Chechnya and Donbass

Kerch shooter learn from veterans of Chechnya and Donbass
Vladislav Roslyakov

Vladislav Roslyakov started showing interest in weapons since he was 14 years old.

Kerch shooter Vladislav Roslyakov was 14 years old when he started showing interest in weapons. One of his acquaintances, who met Roslyakov on the Internet, told MK about the student’s attitude to arms. They met about five years ago via an online game.

The friend of Roslyakov is much older than he was. He had pictures from Chechnya on a page in a social network, which attracted the attention of the student.

“For two years, he had been asking me where to get a weapon, which one is better, and whether it is possible to buy one. He asked who sells weapons, which one shoots better. As far as I understood, he was interested in this topic, he read a lot of serious literature about weapons,” the source said.

The teenager had many friends online who fought in Chechnya and Donbass. He asked them about the characteristics of different types of weapons and how to buy it.

“I would not be surprised if one of his virtual friends had taught him how to shoot,” the MK source said.

The attack on the Kerch Polytechnic College occurred on the afternoon of October 17. A fourth-year college student, Vladislav Roslyakov, came to the college with a gun and self-made bombs. As a result of the attack, 21 people were killed, another 68 were injured. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over a terrorist act (Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), but later it was re-qualified to another article – mass murder (part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

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