STATES CHRONICLE – Amina Okuyeva and Adam Osmayev were husband and wife and also vocal and fierce critics of Vladimir Putin. They were attacked in June presumably due to their political views. However, they managed to escape the summer assassination attempt. On Monday, they couldn’t save their lives anymore. Amina was fatally shot while her husband escaped with severe wounds.
The Couple of Fierce Critics of Russian Separatists and Their Leaders Were Viewed as Local Heroes in Kiev
Amina Okuyeva and Adam Osmayev were popular in Ukraine for their actions against Russian President Putin. Moreover, the couple has also criticized Ramzan A. Kadyrov who controls the Russian region of Chechnya.
The Monday attack was the latest in a string of assassinations and attempted assassinations that took place in Ukraine as of recently. Officials in Kiev pointed at Russian special services as the culprits in this series of manslaughter. The death of Amina represents the second attack that occurred in the last week.
Ukraine perceives Okuyeva’s passing as a tragedy. The nation elevated her image to the level of a national heroine after she had managed to prevent an assassination attempt in June.
The couple was ethnic Chechen citizens who volunteered on their own accord to fight for the rights of Ukraine. Their determination turned them into local minor celebrities.
The two fierce critics of Putin took part in eastern Ukraine’s war against Russian-supported separatists. Leader Kadyrov was one of their enemies who condemned Chechen citizens taking Ukraine’s side against Russia.
The Attacker Opened Fire When the Two Chechens Were Crossing a Railway
On Monday, the two spouses were crossing a railway outside Kiev. This is when an unknown attacker ambushed them and covered the vehicle in bullets. The wife died immediately while her husband suffered severe wounds. Authorities searched the premises of the attack yet found no suspect in the area.
“I was driving. When the shooting started, everything was flying about around me. It was an attack on both of us.”
Osmayev claimed from his hospital bed that the attack was specifically intended to silence him and his wife. He was the driver when the tragedy happened. He tried to flee the shower of bullets, yet the engine was hit and couldn’t advance anymore. His wife received a fatal bullet in her head.
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