14:43 01.11.2017

1,600 Ukrainian law enforcers, officials were potential targets of Russian special services - Matios

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1,600 Ukrainian law enforcers, officials were potential targets of Russian special services - Matios

The sphere of interests of the Russian special services and special centers set up in the DPR/LPR-controlled territories in Donbas in terms of staging assassination attempts included 1,600 Ukrainian law enforcers and statesmen, including high-ranking officials, Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios has said.

"The subjects of assassination attempts and murders, the subjects of interest of the special services of the neighboring country and centers for special operations of the DPR and the LPR were 1,600 law enforcement officers and statesmen of Ukraine, including the top leadership of the state," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

According to him, the Russian special services and DPR/LPR's special operations centers could track in real time the whereabouts and movement of so many people "thanks to technical capabilities."

In this regard, Matious pointed to a terrorist attack committed in Kyiv in late June 2017, when Ukrainian Defense Ministry Colonel Maksym Shapoval was killed in a car bomb blast.

According to him, the investigation established that "current Deputy Head of the National Police Abroskin" had to be the subject of the assassination attempt during the car blast.

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