Another attempt against a civic activist in Kiev. Last night a RGD-5 anti-personnel fragmentation grenade was thrown at a window in the apartment of Serhiy Mazur, a civic activist and coordinator of the patriotic organization C14, known for its activities against crime and Russian networks in Ukraine.
The Mazur family apartment is located on the second floor of an apartment building. The executor reached the second floor via a portable ladder and threw the grenade inside from an open window. Due to a mesh curtain, the grenade did not penetrate deep into the room, but fell behind a table, somewhat reducing the shock wave and scattering of splinters.
Serhiy himself was not home at the time, but his father was seriously injured and lost a lot of blood, he is now in the hospital. C14 activists associate the explosion with the organization’s activities, in particular activists’ involvement in the case of Yuriy Krisyn, an appearance of the Maidan murder investigation into the murder and torture case against journalists and leading groups of hired offenders . C14 activists made a significant contribution to preventing Krysin from avoiding her imprisonment.
Serhiy noted that he and his parents had been receiving a series of strange phone calls lately. The activists also draw attention to the fact that the police group, arriving at the scene, first indicted the explosion of grenades as a “hooliganism” and only later changed its decision into an “assassination attempt”.
Currently, the health conditions of Serhiy’s father are normalized.
Recall, this is not the first attempt against a civic activist in Ukraine for this year. Earlier in Odessa a series of attacks were committed against civic activists and journalists involved in anti-corruption and counter-criminal activities. Two more resonable attempts took place in Kherson, where local public activist Katerina Handzyuk was doused with acid by an unknown assailant, and in Berdiansk, where local activist and Donbass war veteran Vitaly “Sarmat” Oleshko was shot. right near his house.