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 Honcharenko's abduction ordered by local deputy who lost son in Odesa tragedy on May 2, 2014, - prosecutor

The person behind the abduction of Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Oleksii Honcharenko is deputy of the Lyman district council of the Odesa region Kushnariov.

This was announced by Odesa region prosecutor Oleh Zhuchenko, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.

Read more: Police prevented inflicting serious injuries on kidnapped MP Honcharenko, - Odesa region prosecutor

According to the prosecutor, Kushnariov's son was among those killed in Odesa on May 2, 2014.

"Kushnariov's father is a deputy of the Lyman district council of the Odesa region. And not only he ordered the abduction of the MP but in fact arrived at the place with two accomplices and was going to inflict injuries on the MP, in particular use acid to disfigure his face, blind him, break the kneecaps. Everything is objective. The man has a motive. He is the one who both ordered the abduction and was directly involved in the crime. Thanks to the coordinated work of the Security Service and investigators this crime was prevented," the prosecutor said.

Read more: MP Honcharenko kidnapped by unknown people, - Dumskaia

Three persons are reported to have been detained.

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Oleksii Honcharenko was reported to have been kidnapped by unknowns in Odesa.

48 people were killed and more than 200 received injuries during clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists in Odesa on May 2, 2014. Most of the victims died as a result of the arson in the House of Trade Unions on Kulykove Pole, where the pro-Russian activists' camp was located. However, the first deaths, caused by gunfire in the area of Hretska Ploshcha [one of the main squares of Odesa], were among the pro-Ukrainian activists.

The separatists behind the riot were detained. In April 2015, the prosecutor's office filed the first episode of the tragedy to court.

At the moment, the Malynivskyi district court of Odesa considers several episodes in the Odesa tragedy case.

20 people are still tried, with five of them staying in custody (including two Russians).
 
 
 
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