Сensor.NET reports citing Interior Ministry press service.
"On May 25, the police detained a man who tried to assassinate Hanna Turchynova, the wife of NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, in one of the Kyiv's universities. As established, the attacker appeared to be Volodymyr Olentsevych, a resident of Donetsk and a lawyer. He is known for his claims to abolish the decrees on conferring Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych the title of Hero of Ukraine. He also tried to challenge the pardon of Yurii Lutsenko. Moreover, in 2014, Olentsevych sued Oleksandr Turchynov for the illegal dismissal of Viktor Yanukovych as the president of Ukraine," the statement notes.
As reported, the attacker knew the woman only by photos from the Internet, showing her with short hair. As a result, Olentsevych assaulted another woman with a similar hairstyle. Upon realizing his mistake, he attempted to grab the real victim. Taking advantage of the moment, a security officer that made his appearance after Hanna Turchynova started to scream, knocked the knife from the criminal's hand and detained him.
During a search of Olentsevych, the police found Hanna Turchynova's personal data and a copy of the decree by Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the start of anti-terrorist operation dated spring 2014, which the attacker planned to leave at the crime scene.
According to investigators, Olentsevych has had contacts with "government members" of the so-called "DPR" and the leaders of propagandist media in the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine.
The investigation is underway.