Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Eastern Europe & more @BuzzFeedNews. Also seen @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @Guardian. Send tips to [email protected] May. 26, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

2 unidentified would-be assassins driving a Smart car shot and wounded a citizen of Montenegro in an upscale Kyiv neighborhood. They tried to burn the car but failed; one man caught on fire. Police have detained them, @obozrevatel_ua reports. Motive unknown. 📹 via @KyivOperativ

More here (in Russian) from @obozrevatel_ua:  https://www.obozrevatel.com/kiyany/crime/v-kieve-rasstrelyali-inostrantsa-obyavlen-plan-perehvat.htm 

Unconfirmed but Montenegro media outlets reporting the man who was shot in Kyiv is Radoje Zvicer, leader of a criminal gang. Here's an @OCCRP report about his gang and a rival one:  https://www.occrp.org/en/balkan-cocaine-wars/gangsters-and-hooligans-key-players-in-the-balkan-cocaine-wars 

Ukrianian National Police confirm the arrest of the two would-be assassins as well as two accomplices in Odesa. They were trying to flee the country to Moldova.


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