14:39 28.12.2013

Court arrests fifth suspect in attack on journalist Chornovol, says Interior Ministry

A court has ruled to arrest a fifth suspected attacker of journalist Tetiana Chornovol, the public relations department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.

The Interior Ministry said that the suspect was detained on December 27. This is a 34-year old resident of Dniprodzerzhynsk (Dnipropetrovsk region) who worked in a security guard service. He said that he came to Kyiv to buy Porsche Cayenne car. He confessed that he personally took part in beating the journalist.

The investigation plans to conduct cross-questioning of the suspects to restore the scene of the crime.

The police detained five suspects involved in the attack: Oleksandr Khramtsov, Serhiy Kotenko and his brother Oleksandr Kotenko, and Andriy Nasikovsky, who hosted Serhiy Kotenko in his flat on the night the crime was committed. The name of the fifth suspect is not disclosed.

Kyiv's Pechersky District Court on December 27, 2013 ruled to arrest four of the suspects for two months.

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