"The Russian terrorists were preparing an assassination attempt on the head of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine being in the ATO area on July 7-9. The contractor and organizer of the crime was saboteur Ihor Bezler himself," he said.
"There were several options prepared by the terrorists: the ambush along the route of the convoy, mining of the route, a terrorist act in the premises where the Minister was going to stay or a murder by a sniper on the street. Members of a subversive groups involved in the operation detained," said Shkiriak.
"We prevented this crime due to the accurate and well-coordinated work of the law enforcement agencies and the forehanded information as well as terrorist groups' misinformation," he said.
Shkiriak also noted that all those who took part in the attempt were identified. He said that during the arrest of one of the subversive groups its leader was destroyed. It was citizen K. who was directly subordinate to Bezler and was carrying out sabotage and intelligence work while preparing of the assassination.
According to Shkiriakб he was destroyed by the Ukrainian Special Forces team when trying to furnish resistance. Shkiriak also said that the attack was planned presuming the participation of the so-called "fives" of Bezler - the subversive groups consisting of five persons.