UK revealed new details of the investigation into the death fotokor Stenina

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in fotoangelo of death of Andrei Stenina. Archival photoUK revealed new details of the investigation into the death fotokor Stenina© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The investigative Committee (SK) Russia continues to establish the circumstances of the murder of photojournalist of International information Agency «Russia today» Andrew Stenina during a trip to the Donbas region in 2014, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the official representative SK the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko.

In August 2014, Andrey Stenin was on a business trip in the East of Ukraine. Since August 5, he stopped communicating. Sources reported that the journalist could be detained by Ukrainian security forces, but Kiev did not confirm that.

Around the world were held actions in support of the photographer. Concern about the fate of Stenina was expressed by the OSCE representative on freedom of the media Dunja Mijatovic, the international Federation of journalists (IFJ) and the international organization «reporters without borders» (Reporters sans frontiеres, RSF).

Evening of death

As has established a consequence, the evening of 6 August by car «Renault Logan» in the convoy of refugees, the photographer was moving on the highway Snow-Dmitrovka. North-West of the settlement Dmitrovka Ukrainian army, presumably, the 79th airmobile brigade, BMP-2 and the tank opened this column fire to kill.

«The shelling destroyed more than 10 cars with civilians. A few people managed to escape and hide in roadside plantings», — said Petrenko. According to her, after the shooting of peaceful columns of the attackers saw the vehicle on the subject of values, and then deliberately burned to conceal traces of the mass shooting of civilians.

«They not only examined the destroyed cars and dead bodies, but, according to eyewitnesses, were loading things from the destroyed machines in their vehicles, searched the bodies of the dead,» — said Petrenko.

The identity of the dead set

Representatives of the militia on 27 August has been transferred to the Russian investigation package with fragments of charred remains of five human bodies found in the destroyed car «Renault Logan» on the road Snow-Dmitrovka. According to the results of examinations, conclusions were drawn about the backgrounds of their Andrei Stenin, as well as employees of the mass media Sergei Korenchenko, Andrew was Bachalo and representatives of the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk and Lugansk national republics Averyanov Artem and Andrey Horuzhiy.

«The relatives of all the above persons recognized as victims on criminal case», — said the representative of the UK.

The surviving witness

Earlier, the SK reported that a criminal case was set witness. Petrenko said that this man was injured in the fire, but was able to escape. He confirmed the version of the Russian investigators about the events of that day.

Petrenko said that Russia’s Investigative Committee sent a request on legal assistance to the competent authorities of Ukraine, but in answer it was stated only that law enforcement in this country is a pre-trial investigation into the murder of journalists. «Currently, the Investigation Committee prepared a further request for legal assistance with a request to provide information on the 79-th airmobile brigade of the Armed forces of Ukraine and its location in the period of hostilities in 2014, and the results of the investigation by the Ukrainian side of the criminal case of the death of Andrew Stenina», — said the representative of the UK.

The investigation continues to identify the witnesses who may have any information about the circumstances of this crime, and collection of other evidence, said the Agency interlocutor.