EN|RU|UK
 Ukrainian Politics
  19266

 Who Killed Shcherban and How Yanukovych and Akhmetov Came to be in the Same Boat

Akhat Brahin through connections with Yevhen Shcherban was increasingly taking control of the law enforcement in Donetsk oblast.

Journalist Tetiana Chornovil continues publishing her own investigation of the mysterious murder of Yevhen Shcherban.

"In 1994 an event occurred that not only changed the course of the criminal war in Donbas but the course of Ukrainian history. Yura Yenakievskyi together with all his entourage left Dolidze brothers and went to Brahin. So finally Yanukovych came to be in the same boat with Akhmetov. A weakened Dolidze clan began losing ground. Especially because Akhat Brahin through connections with Yevhen Shcherban was increasingly taking control of the law enforcement in Donetsk oblast.

For example, in July 1994, the office of Dolidze brothers in Debaltsevo was searched by the police. They knew where they were going and they came on APC. They arrested 37 Dolidze thugs and seized a lot of weapons. According to the information from police folder it is clear that Dolidze believed that the special operation was prompted by Brahin, who at that time influenced the head of oblast police Havrylenko," writes Chornovil.

In September 1994 Akhat Bragin received another gift - the killing of one of the most powerful enemies - "crowned thief" Brahinskiy. (Brahin believed that it was Brahin's people who tried to shoot him with automatic weapons near dovecote in Peski village when he miraculously managed to escape).

From the police documents the author found out that the investigation considered the involvement in the murder of Chort (Devil), who is a former special forces paratrooper. By the way, his name is Chertkov Yurii Dmitryevych coincides with the name of the current MP. And the face looks similar.

Also from the same source, it became known that the object of the investigation by law enforcement agencies in this matter was one Arkalaiev who is also very similar to the current MP.

"After the murder of Brahinskiy all criminal allies of Dolidze brothers massively flee abroad to wait it out and gather strength.

Among those who escaped the police report mentions the names of Riabin and Kushnir, - these gentlemen will be subsequently accused of most resonant murders of Donbas in 1995-1996.

Many of those who were naïve enough to stay in Donetsk were killed.

For example, in September, 94 were bosses Dvornyy and Minayluk were killed," writes Chornovil.

 
 
 
 up