According to the official, the separatist fashioned a noose out of the bed sheets and hung herself in his cell. Filatov recalled that Menshykova was hiding in Kramatorsk after being put on the national wanted list for the attack on a military at the theater. She later fled to Russian-occupied Crimea but was deported by the occupying authorities back to mainland Ukraine.
Police apprehended Menshykova in Dnipro City on Jan. 15, 2018.
The law enforcers initiated criminal proceedings against the woman over attack on a member of Dnipro-1 regiment who took part in the anti-terrorist operation in the Donbas. The police reported that Menshykova hit the soldier with a hammer during the intermission. The servicean dressed in a military uniform came to the theater accompanied by his wife. According to eyewitnesses, the attacker was shouting something about the "Russian world" and abusing the soldier and his wife. Police seized the instrument of crime - the hammer - from the woman. They also found a kitchen knife in her purse. The serviceman was hospitalized with a head injury.
The court placed Menshykova in pre-trial custody without bail option on Jan. 15, 2018.