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Four suspected killers of Donbas war veteran arrested

The man who made the shots and his suspected accomplices will spend two months in a remand centre.

The Berdyansk city court has arrested four men suspected of killing a member of the Donbas battalion, Vitaliy Oleshko (code name Sarmat), on 31 July for 60 days. There is no bail option.

The four suspects are

- Artem Matyushyn, who was identified as the man who actually made the shots by Oleshko's friend Andriy Madzharov, who was several metres from him at the time of the attack;

Artem Matyushyn
Photo: Max Levin
Artem Matyushyn

- Mykola Lomaka, who, according to investigators, drove the Tavria car which the killer used to get away;

Mykola Lomaka
Photo: Max Trebukhov
Mykola Lomaka

- Oleksandr Obukhov, who reportedly drove a Mazda car used by the suspects to follow Sarmat; Obukhov insists he was elsewhere buying a milkshake when the attack took place;

- Maksym Vladymyrenkov, who allegedly was in the Mazda used by the suspects after Sarmat's murder.

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