Ukraine Detains Suspect in Murder of Chechen-Ukrainian Sniper Amina Okueva
12 January, 2020
Amina Okueva during a presentation of the charity photo project - BUTEF calendae “Angels among us”, December 12, 2016. Vyacheslav Ratynskiy/UNIAN

Ukrainian investigators have detained a suspect in the murder of Chechen-Ukrainian sniper Amina Okueva who was killed in an assassination ambush in 2017. Hromadske was told this by the spokesperson of the Kyiv Regional Prosecutor's Office, Mariana Hayovska.

According to the information the investigators obtained, the detained man was a member of a criminal organisation that carried out assassinations. He personally assassinated Okueva, their findings reveal.

"These criminals have two other assassinations on their record: one from September 2016 and another from January 2019. Both were resolved, too," the prosecutor's office wrote on their Facebook page.

Amina Okueva — a Chechen refugee sniper and member of the Kyiv-2 police battalion — was killed on October 30, 2017, when her and her husband's automobile was attacked outside Kyiv. Her husband, Adam Osmaev, who fought alongside her in eastern Ukraine survived the assassination. Their vehicle was fired upon some 25 kilometers southwest of Kyiv.

READ MORE: Who Was Amina Okueva, The Chechen-Ukrainian Sniper Killed This Week?

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