Alexander Zakharchenko, detained on charges of involvement in the assassination of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), is a member of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), said the deputy head of the Democratic People's Republic of China, Denis Pusilin, whose words are quoted by the Donetsk news agency. "A person is being held, who gave a complete breakdown, a testimony," said Puschilin.
He said that not only the security service, but also the Western special services were involved in the explosion, which killed Zakharchenko.
Pushilin explained such suspicions by the fact that during the work of the special services and research on explosive remains, "advanced technologies not previously used by the SBU" were revealed. "According to him, this is evidence of Western aid." He noted that the law enforcement officers of the Democratic People's Republic "understand who did this".
The interim head of the republic also said that the Russian side assists the DNR in the investigation into the murder of Zakharchenko.
At the same time, the head of the security service of Ukraine, Vasily Hrytsak, declared that Kiev was not involved in the murder of Zakhrachenko. He noted that the security service has no information about the capture of the death of the head of the NDP. Gritsak explained that Ukraine did not send a diversion survey group to Donbas.
At the same time he presented several versions of the murder of Zakharchenko. "We believe that a methodical cleansing of those who know too much and who have blood on their hands is carried out, those who are not needed in the future as witnesses," Gritsak said. He felt that this & # 39; tidy & # 39; relates to people who contributed to the formation of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass in 2014.
Another version was aired from "112 Ukraine" by the head of the device from the head of the Igor Guskov SBU. According to him, Zakharchenko was murdered because of criminal confrontations among the militants. He also suggested that the special services of Russia have liquidated it.
"The death of Zakharchenko can be the result of internal criminal conflicts between militants, mainly in connection with the redistribution of cases, and we do not exclude attempts by Russian special services to eliminate a horrible figure," Guskov said.
However, the authorities of the DNR have their own opinion on this. Advisor to the leader of the DNP, Alexander Kazakov, referring to the results of interrogation of suspects, said that
the organizers of the murder of Zakharchenko could be members of the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine.
"We already know the initiator – these are the Special Operations Forces, and we will most likely soon be able to call the group leader and the supervisor of this structure," said Kazakov, adding that the detainees had already confessed themselves.
Advisor to the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov pointed out possible involvement in the murder of Ukrainian special services. Shortly after reporting the death of the head of the NDP, he published on his Facebook page a photo of Major General, commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Igor Lunev. "I love this photo …", – Biryukov has signed a photo.
However, almost immediately after the publication in the comments on the message, advisor Petro Poroshenko wrote that this message is not related to the death of Zakharchenko.
The former chairman of the government of Ukraine Mykola Azarov called the explosion a well-planned terrorist act. "[Президент Украины Петр]Poroshenko does not know what to do, his rating is under the plinth, he can not legally win elections, so there may be some exacerbations. They will do everything possible, and probably the elimination of Zakharchenko is one of the steps towards a sharp deterioration of the situation, "said the ex-head of the Ukrainian cabinet.
Some time after the investigation began, law enforcement officials of the self-proclaimed republic decided that the murderers of Zakharchenko had to be sought among his closest associates.
This is due to the fact that the bomb was placed in one of the lighting equipment in the café "Separ", which belonged to the head of the security of the head of the DNR. Very often this place was visited by high-ranking guests of the leadership of the republic, in connection with which it was guarded in the most careful manner. That is why, according to Donetsk security officials, it was almost impossible to install an explosive without the help of people in the vicinity of Zakharchenko.
The DNR also believes that the perpetrator of the terrorist attack was probably near the café when the head of the republic arrived there. The intruder produced the explosive device as soon as Zakharchenko stepped inside.
Recall that the explosion, in which Alexander Zakharchenko was killed, took place on August 31 in the restaurant "Separ" in the center of Donetsk. The head of the NDP died in hospital due to incompatible wounds. As a result of the explosion, the Minister of Income and Burden Alexander Timofeev was also seriously injured.
The prosecutor's office of the self-proclaimed republic opened a criminal case under the article "The terrorist act". The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also considered the murder of the leader of the DNR as a terrorist act.