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Head of the Anti-corruption Action Center (AntAC) Vitaliy Shabunin says expert findings on a recent fire in his Kyiv-based house indicate it was "100% deliberate arson."

"The arson was committed the way that would have left minimal chance for people to survive in the house. By sheer luck the woman next door did not sleep at night. Neither the perpetrators nor, moreover, those who ordered the crime have been identified," he wrote on Facebook on September 22.

Read alsoZelensky "concerned and upset" over torching of anti-graft activist's home (Photo)Shabunin also said he had started rebuilding the house with the help of people who support him.

Photo by Shabunin / Facebook
Photo by Shabunin / Facebook

Background

  • On July 23, 2020, Shabunin said his house in Kyiv had been set on fire.
  • Shabunin and his family were out at the time.
  • The incident brought no casualties as his parents, who were at home when the fire broke out, managed to get out of the house after a neighbor had heard a blast and seen the front door flare up.
  • The police launched criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Article 194 (intentional destruction or damage to property) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
  • The police said no remains of an explosive device had been found at the site.