According to the report, the body of a soldier, who was born in 1983, with signs of death through violence was found in the hollow near Rybynske village in the Volnovakha district Dec. 16. The same day, the law enforcement officers have established two 24-year-old local residents involved in the murder. The perpetrators were trying to escape to the Russian Federation but the police officers acted proactive and did not let the suspects to cross the border.
On the night of Dec. 18, the officers of the Volnovakha Police Department and Criminal Police detained the suspects in Kharkiv, where they had fled to immediately after the murder.
It was established that they had committed the grave crime under the influence of alcohol. The investigators are currently establishing the circumstances of the criminal offense.
Thorough examination of the scene was carried out as well as the witnesses were interviewed. The police have investigated all possible leads. The police officers managed to pick up the trail of criminals due to intense operational work. A task force was sent to the neighboring region. The law enforcers detained the suspects when they were trying to escape to the Russian Federation. The attackers were taken to the police department in Volnovakha. They are giving testimony.
The information on this crime was registered in the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations under Part 2 of the Article 115 (premeditated murder) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The defendants are facing up to 15 years in jail or life imprisonment.