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 Minibus driver who attempted to stop killer of police officers in Dnipro City awarded with pistol. PHOTOS

62-year-old Valerii Timonin, a minibus driver who attempted to stop the man who killed two patrol police officers in Dnipro City, has been awarded by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov with a Fort-17 pistol.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the minister's adviser, MP Anton Herashchenko on his Facebook page.

"Valerii Timonin, a 62-year-old driver of passenger minibus, is awarded by a decree of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov with Fort-17 pistol for his courage and bravery demonstrated by an attempt to stop an armed criminal, risking his life.

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"Timonin was shot at to kill two times. The shots missed him miraculously, hitting his vehicle hood.

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"... A video of Valerii Timonin's heroic deed can be seen following this link if you haven't seen it yet."

See more: Suspect in Dnipro police officers' murder was shot by patrol officer Kutushev, - Interior Ministry. PHOTOS

As reported, a traffic law violator shot a patrol officer dead and wounded his female partner in Dnipro City Sunday morning. According to preliminary information, the patrol crew stopped a Citroen car for violation of traffic rules. The driver began to resist the police officers, made a few shots, and fled the scene. A male patrol officer died on spot, while his female partner officer did not survive a surgery.
 
 
 
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