Russian Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov (left to right) during a meeting in Goloseevskiy district court, 2015
Russians Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, whom the authorities of Ukraine consider “fighters FCU”, from foreign intelligence services were preparing an assassination attempt in Central Kiev. This was at the briefing in Kyiv said the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine, Deputy Prosecutor General Anatoly Matios, reports “Interfax”.
“Received information that at the time the convoy was preparing an attack on the life and Erofeeva Alexandrov,” — said Matios.
He added that “the decision to eliminate the Russian military was accepted due to the fact that to kidnap them to foreign intelligence services is not possible”.
On March 3, acting Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Sevruk said that Erofeev and Alexander was not taken to the next meeting of court for information about a possible assassination attempt on their lives. “If such information is law enforcement agencies are required to respond to it. And such information was,” said then Sevruk.
Matios also said at the briefing that Ukrainian law enforcement officers detained and arrested a suspect of involvement in the disappearance of lawyer Yury Alexandrov Grabovsky.
9 March on the page in Facebook Grabovskogo the message that he allegedly left Ukraine for safety reasons. After the disappearance of a lawyer in Odessa brought the case about the murder. March 13 page Grabowski appeared the following message: “I’m fine. Will be back soon, sorry for failing you.”
As reported UNN, the lawyer Erofeev Oksana Sokolovsky asked the judges to provide her with personal protection due to numerous threats against her.
Erofeev and Aleksandrov were detained in the Luhansk region on may 16, 2015. Three days later Ukrainian investigators declared them suspected in participation in terrorist activity.
According to the Ukrainian side, they are active soldiers of the General staff of the Armed forces of Russia, but the Russian defense Ministry claims that at the time of travel in the Donbass Erofeev and Alexandrov retired from the Russian armed forces. The Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly stressed that the Russian military are not involved in the military conflict in southeastern Ukraine.
October 15, 2015 the Board of the High specialized court of Ukraine determined that the Russians ‘ case will consider the Goloseevsky district court of Kiev. Consideration of criminal case of the Russians on the merits commenced on 10 November.