Head of Oplot, a pro-Russian organization founded in Kharkiv, who had been earlier indicted by Ukraine`s PGO for crimes against the Maidan protesters, was murdered in a restaurant in the village of Gorki-2 on the outskirts of Moscow.
An unidentified killer shot two visitors of the restaurant, Yevgen Zhylin among them. The identity of the second victim, Zhylin’s friend, who survived despite serious injuries, is being verified. The suspects fled in two vehicles: a yellow Nissan taxi cab and another vehicle of a dark color.
Earlier, Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated that Yevgen Zhylin had fled Ukraine in an unknown direction as the prosecutors issued the indictment papers in the relevant criminal case against the Oplot leader.
Yevgen Zhylin – leader of the organization Oplot, a former police officer accused in a double murder and other crimes. Because of intimidation of witnesses and corruption in the Ukrainian courts the case against him was closed. In 2010 he founded the pro-Russian public organization Oplot.
Oplot – Fight Club and pro-Russian organization in Kharkiv (Ukraine). Its members distinguished in physical violence against the Euromaidan’s protesters. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine they organized a separate battalion Oplot, that is fighting against the Ukrainian army. In December 2014 U.S. adds Oplot to sanctions list of Ukrainian Separatists and Russian Individuals and Entities