À Thorez, Ukraine, des hommes armés assassinent un militant « séparatiste », un candidat à la présidentielle revendique ce fait d’arme.
Militia backed by presidential candidate Lyashko takes credit for assassination of Russian-backed separatist (VIDEO)
Paramilitaries from a group organized by presidential candidate Oleh Lyashko stormed a local government building in a sleepy eastern Ukrainian mining city and assassinated a pro-Russian separatist, shooting him in the head and abdomen on May 23. A second man sustained three gunshot wounds to his neck and abdomen and was fighting for his life in a nearby hospital hours after the attack.
The surprise attack by the Lyashko-backed militia came around 3 p.m., when five armed men stormed the Torez City Hall in Donetsk Oblast. The gunmen immediately headed towards an office on the first floor, where they opened fire on the two men. Both were active supporters of the Kremlin-backed, breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic.
Lyashko claimed responsibility for the deadly assault in a post published on his Facebook page.
“Soldiers from the Lyashko Battalion ’Ukraine’ have cleared and liberated the city government building from the ’Colorados’ in Torez, Donetsk Oblast,” Lyashko wrote, referring to the the pro-Russian separatists who have adopted the black-and-orange St. George’s ribbon, a symbol of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, as their own.
“Two terrorists were killed, while among our men were no injuries. Glory to Ukraine!” he added.
Le journaliste du Kyiv Post peut photographier le cadavre, les balles extraites des murs, etc. Une vidéo (de loin) de l’arrivée de deux des assassins et de la retraite des cinq.