The political motive is one of the versions of the investigation in the case of the attack on the priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Roman Nikolaev to Kiev, informs Ukrainian print edition.
"In the evening at the entrance to Nikolaev, where he resides, was attacked by 2 men, one of them shot him in the head. They then fled the scene. The cleric, who was unconscious, was found by a neighbor, " commented in a press-service of the Kiev police.
upon attack occurred openly case under the criminal code according to section " Premeditated murder ".
As said the chief of the Kiev militia Oleksandr Tereshchuk, the consequence considers the version of the attack to robbery, and also version connected with political motives. But as long as neither one nor the other found no confirmation.
"But because, according to unconfirmed information, all the things left with him, don't think, because it is a Robbery or some kind of accident. When a person is waiting in the porch, and After shooting twice in the head, what is an accident?" - considers the head of the information Department of the UOC-MP Bishop Clement.
according to his statement, the victim is in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Kiev.
"One bullet doctors got, and the 2nd - to-date no. Afraid for his life, " said Bishop.
the attack on the rector of the Church of the great Martyr Tatiana Obolon deanery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Roman Nikolaev happened in the night from 25 to 26 July at the square of Heroes of Stalingrad in Kiev. The attackers fired two shots into the head of Nikolaev.