The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Part 3, Article 30, paragraphs “f”, “g” Part 2, Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempted murder committed in a socially dangerous way, by a group of persons, by prior conspiracy). The corresponding instruction was given by the Chairman of the IC of Russia.
According to the investigation, on February 18, 2022, while on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, unidentified persons placed an explosive device in the official vehicle of the head of the People’s Militia Department of the Donetsk People’s Republic to assassinate him. In order to achieve their criminal intent, they exploded the vehicle, which was stationery in a parking lot near one of the city’s buildings.
The crime was not fully accomplished due to circumstances beyond their control, because the targeted victim was outside the vehicle. These persons acted deliberately, realizing the socially dangerous nature of their actions.
The Investigative Committee of Russia will identify the persons involved in the crime and will take all measures to ensure the inevitability of punishment for those involved in the particularly serious crime.