On the morning of December 9, it became known that the SBU officers found the body of Taras Poznyakov – the driver of BlaBlaCar, who was killed in 2016 year. The Lvov traveled from his hometown to Kiev, picking up passengers, and then disappeared.
Facts ICTV has collected all the information about the murder of Taras Poznyakov and the investigation into the case.
Taras Poznyakov: what is known about the murder of the BlaBlaCar driver
Disappearance of Poznyakov
25-year-old Taras Poznyakov worked in the Shevchenko District Court of Lviv.
On the morning of April 4, 2016, he went to Kiev in his Audi A6 for an important meeting, taking his fellow travelers with him through the BlaBlaCar service.
The Lviv resident did not arrive at his destination. Communication with him disappeared in the area of the village of Bobrytsa, 25 km from Kiev.
On April 12, Taras Poznyakov's car was found in a garage-building cooperative in the village of Novoselki, Kiev-Svyatoshinsky district .
Suspects in the murder of Taras Poznyakov
On May 6, the police released a photo of two suspects in his murder. They were put on the wanted list.
The investigation established that a 25-year-old Lviv resident agreed to give a ride to two people who introduced themselves as ATO participants. The suspects were:
- Kingiseppa Luan – citizen of the Russian Federation Born in 1991, living in Makeyevka, Donetsk region;
- Pigeon Dmitry – a native of the Russian Federation, born in 1979, who lived in Chernivtsi , and also wanted for a robbery.
The police assumed that the suspects might be hiding in the war zone in Donbas. They are good at weapons and have hand-to-hand skills.
On August 5, law enforcement officers detained one of the suspects, Dmitry Golub. He was hiding in the Khmelnytsky region .
On May 28, 2019, the Kiev-Svyatoshinsky court found him guilty of the murder of Poznyakov. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
In the summer of 2021, the Kiev Court of Appeal upheld Golub's sentence.
On December 7, 2021, the Supreme Court considered the cassation appeals against the court decisions on the convicted person. The judges upheld the verdict for Dmitry Golub.
Another suspect < strong> Kingiseppa Luan went unpunished . In March 2019, an explosion occurred in the capital apartment where he was. As a result of his injuries, he died.
How the body of Taras Poznyakov was found
The body of Taras Poznyakov was found near the Zhytomyr-Kiev highway by the Security Service. The equipment of the Ministry of Defense was involved in the search work.
According to the newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, obtained from its own sources, the search for the burial site of Poznyakov's body was aggravated by significant changes in the relief that had occurred since the murder.