KIEV. July 17. UNN. The Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General’s office reported about suspicion in Commission of serious crime – the torture and murder of the journalist Vasiliy Sergienko April 4, 2014. This was reported by the press service of the Department on the page in Facebook, reports UNN.

“So, on July 16, 2018 in connection with obtaining sufficient evidence of the participation of specific persons in specified criminal organization, investigators of g. Z. it is reported about suspicion in Commission of the offences concerned”, — stated in the message.

The person is suspected of organizing the kidnapping, resulting in serious consequences, and premeditated contract killing with cruelty activist and journalist Sergienko V. N., on the grounds of crimes under part 1 of Art. 255 (creating criminal organization), part 1 of article 256 (promotion of members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activity), part 3 of article 27 (participation and organization), part 3 of article 146 (illegal imprisonment or kidnapping), n is 3, 4, 6, 11, 12 part 2 of article 115 (premeditated murder), part 1 of article 396 (crime concealment), part 2 of article 162 (violation of the inviolability of the home), part 2 of article 194 (intentional destruction or damage of property) of the criminal code of Ukraine.

In addition, gr. Z. is charged with complicity in other crimes committed by a criminal organization, in particular the deliberate illegal causing death committed in relation to a kidnapped person, with particular cruelty, according to the order of mercenary motives on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, as well as illegal entry into the possession of the person with violence, that is, of committing crimes under part 1 of article 255, paragraph 3, 4, 6, 11, 12 part 2 of article 115, part 4 of article 28 (Commission of crime by group of persons, group of persons by prior conspiracy, organized group or criminal organization)part 2 of article 162 of the criminal code of Ukraine.

In a press-service of the Department of special investigation GPU reported that on July 17, 2018, the Pechersk district court. Kiev will consider the petition on election to the suspect of gr. Z. the measure of restraint in form of detention. A petition, in compliance with the requirements of the code of criminal procedure, previously awarded to the latter.

The office of special investigations of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine continues to take measures to establish all persons involved in the Commission of the above crimes, as well as its customers and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Note that the murder of 57-year-old journalist Vasily Sergiyenko occurred on 4 April 2014 in the city of Korsun-Shevchenko, Cherkasy region. He was kidnapped, tortured and then murdered and the body hid in the woods.

12 APR 2017 police arrested one of the suspects of the criminal group which committed a series of serious crimes, including murder Sergienko.

Recall that the appeal of the suspect in the kidnapping in January 2014 of Igor Lutsenko and Yury Verbitsky was postponed indefinitely.