: Second suspect in abducting lawyer Hrabovskiy detained

15:08 Mar. 25, 2016

Second suspect in abducting lawyer Hrabovskiy detained

Yuriy Hrabovskiy, who was representing Russian serviceman Alexander Alexandrov, was found dead in Ukraine’s Cherkasy region (UNIAN photo)

Yuriy Hrabovskiy, the lawyer for captured Russian soldier Alexander Alexandrov, was found dead  

Chief Military Prosecutor in Ukraine Anatoliy Matios announces that the second suspect in abducting Yuriy Hrabovskiy, the lawyer of the Russian GRU officer Aleksandr Aleksandrov whose case is being considered in Ukraine, was detained in Odesa region on Thursday.

The suspect was detained due to joint efforts by a small group of officers of Ukraine's SBU Security Service, including those from Odesa's division, and investigators from the military prosecutor's office, he said.

Another suspect was arrested around a week ago, Matios added.

Matios said that one of the detained persons had confessed to the crime and unveiled details about the circumstances of the lawyer's death.

"I can say preliminarily that Hrabovskiy was killed in a violent way and shot to death from firearms," he said, adding that evidence items of the two perpetrators had been eliminated on the spot.

The suspects sought to make police believe that Hrabovskiy had fled Ukraine.

The Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA) said on Friday that Yuriy Hrabovskiy had been found murdered in Cherkasy region.

Reporting by UNIAN

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