The former chief of head department of criminal search of department поисково - search activity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the general - the lieutenant Alexey Pukacha the staff of SBU detained last night in Zhitomir area.
I reported Inter TV channel about it.
A. Pukach is already delivered in Kiev and stays under arrest.
We will remind, according to the official version, A. Pukach became the chief performer of murder of the journalist Georgy Gongadze. According to the investigation, it organized shadowing the journalist and directed group of officers of militia (Valery Kostenko, Nikolay Protasov and Alexander Popovic) who kidnapped G. Gongadze on September 16, 2000 and took out it in the field of Sukholisa's close village of the Belotserkovsky region of Kiev region. According to the investigators, A. Pukach with own hand strangled the journalist and forced accomplices to be silent about the happened crime, and then, probably, reburied a body in forest area of the Ulashevsky forest area of the Tarashchansky area. Were suggested that A. Pukach couldn't act independently, without the knowledge of the predecessor on a post of the chief of head department of criminal search, and at that time the chief of staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Eduard Ferre who since July, 2003 was in a coma and as a result died without regaining consciousness.
In October, 2003. A. Pukach was detained by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine and accused of destruction of the documents testifying to shadowing G. Gongadze in May - July, 2000. After in November, 2003. A. Pukach was released from - under guards by Appellate court of the city of Kiev on recognizance, the officer disappeared.