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 Nine suspects apprehended as police open case into attempt to take over Maksakova’s Kyiv-based apartment, - prosecutor's office

Kyiv prosecutors said a group of unidentified individuals tried to take over the apartment of Maria Maksakova, an opera singer and widow of former Russian State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, in Kyiv on Oct. 18.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Kyiv Post, the press service for the local prosecutor's office said the suspects had been detained.

"A group of unknown individuals broke the doors and entered the apartment on the Taras Shevchenko Boulevard in Kyiv […] Maria Maksakova’s son and his nanny were in the apartment at that time. The unknown individuals behaved aggressively, changed the locks and demanded that the apartment be vacated," the statement reads.

The police received a report that the apartment had been taken over and went to the site. The nine people involved in the illegal actions were later taken to the Shevchenkivskyi district police department.

A case into forcible assertion of private right has been opened. The pretrial investigation is being conducted by the Shevchenkivskyi district police department and the investigation is under the prosecutors’ control.

The media earlier reported, citing Maksakova, that her apartment had been taken over. She said there were 15 attackers and she was out of the country when the incident occurred. "My nanny called me and said the door to the apartment where I live was being broken. The door is now broken, 15 people are in the corridor and they demand that they collect their things. The police have been called. I was not in Kyiv at that time. I am very nervous, I am already flying [to Kyiv]. I urge the law enforcement agencies to immediately respond to this situation," the singer said.

Denys Voronenkov was shot dead in downtown Kyiv March 23. The killer also managed to injure Voronenkov's bodyguard. The incident took place outside Kyiv's Premier Palace Hotel.

Voronenkov was a witness in the treason case against fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. In his interview with Censor.NET Voronenkov said that Yanukovych was a traitor "who was involved in mass slaughter, who had fled to the foreign country and urged foreign troops to slay his people. I believe this person should have received not asylum but a fair trial in Russia."

Voronenkov moved to Ukraine with his wife, Maria Maksakova, an opera singer and a former deputy of the Russian State Duma (the 6th convocation, 2011-2016), and their infant child in late 2016. He became a citizen of Ukraine and abandoned Russian passport in December 2016. On Feb. 15, 2017 he was put on federal wanted list in the Russian Federation. Voronenkov said the reason behind his migration was persecution by FSB in Russia.

Russian citizen Vladimir Tyurin, Maksakova’s former common-law husband, is suspected of masterminding the murder. He was put on the wanted persons list in Ukraine in March 2018. The pretrial investigation into the Voronenkov murder case was completed in May 2018. The investigators have a suspected mastermind and five people are suspected of being accomplices.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3092204