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 Two more suspects in Kniazhychi shooting case detained, - Interior Ministry spokesperson

The police have detained two more suspected members of the gang that was plotting a robbery in Kniazhychi, the Kyiv region, where five police servicemen were killed on Dec. 4.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by Interior Ministry's Communication department head Artem Shevchenko on Twitter.

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"Servicemen of Vadym Troian from National Police have detained two more persons suspected of involvement in the 'Kniazhychi gang.' The total number is eight," Shevchenko wrote.

Five police officers were shot dead in a fire exchange between members of different police squads in the village of Kniazhychi Dec. 4. Two of them were servicemen of the security police, two were police investigators, and one was a KORD special purpose unit serviceman.

Interior Ministry Adviser Anton Herashchenko wrote it was an accidental skirmish caused by a mistake that led to the deaths of five servicemen.

The tragedy in the village of Kniazhychi occurred during a special operation on apprehension of a dangerous group of criminals who committed robberies in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region. The three violators were later apprehended by police.

The prosecutor's office of the Kyiv region is conducting pre-trial investigation into the incident.

Acting National Police Head Vadym Troian claims the criminal gang acted under the cover of law enforcers.

 
 
 
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