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 Suspected attacker on OUN volunteer Rehor detained in Kyiv, - Kryshchenko

The police have detained a suspect in attack on soldier of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) volunteer battalion Vitalii "Dzhura" Rehor.

Head of the National Police Main Department in Kyiv Andrii Kryshchenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Vitalii Rehor, a soldier of one of the volunteer battalions, who was well-known for his principled and patriotic attitude, was assaulted with a knife by an unidentified man in broad daylight in downtown Kyiv in September 2016. The attacker inflicted several stab wounds on him and disappeared.

"In the following weeks, the police identified a possible suspect but could not establish his whereabouts for more than six months. However, Kyiv detectives did not give up the search and found the man in the Dnipropetrovsk region, where he lived with his acquaintances.

"A 29-year-old Crimean and ardent supporter of Pax Russica. This is how he decided to take revenge on the victim for a torn off Saint-George ribbon. The disclosure of this crime is another example of good police work, confirming the inevitability of punishment," Kryshchenko said.

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On Sept. 5, 2016, at a public transport stop in downtown Kyiv, an unknown person inflicted eight knife wounds on an OUN volunteer. Later, activists picketed the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police with a demand to investigate the attack.
   
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