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He doused children with gasoline and set them on fire: in the Kharkov region, an alcoholic started a fire in a store (video)

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This year, a court in the Nikolaev region handed down a harsh sentence to a man who poured gasoline and set his mother-in-law on fire – 14 years in prison. A similar punishment awaits a resident of the Kharkov region who attacked a group of teenagers.

According to the Kharkov region police, in the village of Stanichnoye, Krasnograd region, a man was detained for attempted murder – while intoxicated, he poured gasoline from a plastic bottle on five teenagers aged 11 to 17 years old and set them on fire.

This happened the day before at a local store. The attacker is a 40-year-old village resident.


The teenagers were sent to a medical facility until their lives and health are in danger. From the scene of the incident, police seized a bottle of the substance and the outer clothing of the victims with traces of burning.

Criminal proceedings have been opened under Part 2 of Art. 15 o.p. 1,2,5 tsp. 2 tbsp. 115 (attempted intentional murder) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of informing the man of suspicion and choosing a preventive measure in the form of detention is being resolved. He faces up to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment.


Head of the Investigation Department of the GUNP in the Kharkov region Sergey Bolvinov posted video from surveillance cameras online.


“The video from the surveillance cameras is shocking – an adult man accosts a group of teenagers in a store, and then pours flammable liquid on them and sets them on fire. Fortunately, the children managed to escape. Four girls and a guy were sitting at a table when a local unemployed man who abused alcohol approached them. The reasons why he attacked the children are unknown – he poured out the liquid a second later, immediately set it on fire, and within a moment the entire group of teenagers was on fire. The youngest victim is eleven years old, the oldest is seventeen. We qualify the detainee’s actions as an attempted premeditated murder of two or more people, including young children, in a manner dangerous to the lives of many,” – he noted.

Let us recall that in the Lviv region, a 62-year-old resident of a village in the Yavoriv district took the life of his wife, who was chained to a bed. He staged a fire by dousing the woman and the room in which her bed was located with gasoline and setting it on fire.

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Author: Irina GAL, “FACTS”

Source: Fakty

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