MELITOPOL, February 9. /TASS/. Law enforcement officers in the Zaporozhye Region have apprehended a gang of criminals involved in the assassination of officials in Berdyansk, a security official told reporters.
"As a result of searches in the Zaporozhye Region, law enforcement agencies identified the perpetrator of the murder of Alexander Kolesnikov, deputy chief of Berdyansk’s State Road Traffic Safety Authority, and his accomplices, as well as those behind the assassination attempt on Artyom Bardin, the military commandant in Berdyansk," the official said. According to him, "the members of the gang had also been plotting to kill deputy mayor Oleg Boiko and his wife and to blow up the office of the United Russia party in Berdyansk."
Besides, the criminals "plotted to kill [Pavel] Ishchuk, deputy head of Berdyansk’s military-civilian administration." That crime had been thwarted, the official underscored.
All the detainees were identified as Berdyansk residents, they are currently making confessions.