He said that he was attacked by two unidentified individuals late on May 24. According to Sternenko, he was fast enough "to apply the right to self-defense" and "use his knife." He said that he had wounded one of the attackers.
According to him, he was attacked by two persons as he and his girlfriend were approaching his home.
Sternenko stabbed one of the assailants with a knife. The second attacker escaped before the police arrived.
Sternenko’s girlfriend Natalia Usatenko later said that the injured attacker died of his wounds.
As for the activist, he has got head blunt injuries and deep laceration to his am. He is reportedly in a hospital now.