Kiev initiates case on attempt to seize Maria Maksakova’s apartment
Earlier, Ukrainian law enforcement officers detained nine people at the scene.
Investigators of the Ukrainian prosecutor's office opened a criminal case on the fact of an attempted seizure of an apartment in the center of Kiev, where singer Maria Maksakova lives. This was reported on Friday by the press service of the supervisory authority.
"The case was opened under the article ‘forcible assertion of right’ of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The circumstances have been listed in the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations," the report says.
According to prosecutors, on October 18, a group of men broke the door and entered Maksakova’s apartment on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard in Kiev, where a son of the singer with his nanny were at that moment. After this, the attackers installed new locks and demanded them to leave the apartment.
Law enforcement officers came to the scene and detained nine people suspected of unlawful acts. All of them were taken to the police station of the Shevchenko district in Kiev.
Maksakova and her husband Denis Voronenkov in 2016 left Russia for Ukraine, where they were granted a citizenship. In Russia, Voronenkov was put on the international wanted list, he was suspected of involvement in the seizure of the building of a confectionery enterprise. March 23, 2017 Voronenkov was shot dead in Kiev. In October 2017, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced that the ex-husband of Maksakova, Vladimir Tyurin, was a customer of the murder.
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