Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
30th April, 2016
Lifenews has acquired a video of the interrogation of Maksim Terentyev, who was supposed to have eliminated Alexander Zakharchenko.
Maksim Terentyev, who was supposed to eliminate the head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, spoke about the details of the preparation for the assassination during the interrogation. Lifenews has obtained a copy of the video of the interrogation of the killer. According to Terentyev, he was recruited by the staff of SBU in February 2015. Until April 2016, he was engaged in collecting information on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and in April, he was set the task of removing Zakharchenko.
“I was recruited by the staff of the SBU in Artemovsk in February 2015. To this day, I performed the task of information gathering on the territory of the DPR. In April 2016, I received the task from the staff of SBU on the elimination of the head of the DPR – Zakharchenko. The SBU prepared and camouflaged an explosive device in the form of domestic furniture, which was given to me in the city of Donetsk,” said Maksim Terentyev.
“I had to place this device in the “Artemida” shooting complex. According to the SBU, this complex is frequently visited by the head of the DPR – Zakharchenko. I was promised a reward to the amount of $100,000 for the completion of the attack,” he added.
Earlier, representatives of the Ministry of State Security of the DPR stated that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko gave the order to eliminate the head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko.