The Ministry of State Security of the PMR informs about the prevention of a terrorist attack. The crime, at the direction of the Security Service of Ukraine, was being prepared against a number of officials of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, the press service of the Ministry of State Security of the PMR said.
“The suspects have been arrested. They are making confessions. The criminal cases were opened upon the incident and are being investigated on the grounds of the component elements of a crime provided for by articles: 29 part 1; 203 of the Criminal Code of the PMR "Preparation for a terrorist act" and 29 part 1; 104 part 2 of the Criminal Code of the PMR "Preparation for the murder of two or more persons, a person in connection with the performance of this person's official activities, committed by a group of persons in a generally dangerous way."
11:15 a.m. Land Rover was supposed to detonate. There were 8 kilograms of hexogen in the car. There were screws, nuts and wire as well (in order to damage as many people as possible). The radius of destruction from such an amount of explosives is hundreds of meters.
11:22 a.m. The Prosecutor of the PMR Anatoly Guretsky: "The attack on the instructions of the SBU should have been committed in the center of Tiraspol, where a large amount of people were"
11:30 a.m. This is Vyacheslav Kisnichan. He was supposed to commit a terrorist attack in Tiraspol on the instructions of the SBU. The place of the explosion - the center of the city - was agreed upon by his curators. It was planned that there would be dozens of casualties among people accidentally passing by.
Kisnichan was born in Tiraspol in 1979. Twelve years ago he moved to Odessa. The last year in February, he joined the territorial defense, and then he managed to enter in the SBU where he was taught to mine and blow up. He received an assignment in Pridnestrovie from the Ukrainian special service: to watch out for the leadership of the republic and then to eliminate them.
There were criminal cases against Kisnichan in Pridnestrovie. Before he moved to Odessa, he was tried for trading in prostitution, hooliganism and robbery. In the PMR, he was known under the last name Sarazhinsky. Then he changed it to his mother's maiden name.
11:30 a.m. Pridnestrovie will address to Ukraine for information on a terrorist attack being prepared in Tiraspol, Minister of Foreign of the PMR said - RIA Novosti.
12:28 p.m. Pridnestrovie will address to Ukraine for clarification in connection with the preparation of a terrorist attack, - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PMR. The appeal will also be sent to the participants of the 5+2 negotiation format and the UN.
1:16 p.m. The President of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky was promptly informed about the impending crime and measures for preventing it - the press service of the head of state.
Vadim Krasnoselsky will address the people of the republic. The appeal will be posted on the official website of the President of the PMR, and will also be aired by the First Pridnestrovian TV Channel, TSV and Radio-1 today, March 9, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. - immediately after the completion of the investigative film prepared by the Investigative Committee of the PMR.
2:10 p.m. The Investigative Committee of the PMR reports about the arrest of two suspects attempted to commit a terrorist act. According to investigators, the attack was planned on one of the busiest roads in the central part of Tiraspol. A car with Pridnestrovian registration number was prepared for that purpose. It was stuffed with explosives and striking elements.
Kisnichan watched out not only for the officials themselves, but also their families (including children). The observation lasted for more than six months. He sent information to the special services of Ukraine. Several scenarios for a terrorist attack came from there - including an explosion at a mass event.
2:19 p.m. The suspects settled on the version with the car. They bought a Land Rover for that purpose and rigged it with explosives. According to the plan, the explosion was to occur in the center of Tiraspol.
8 kilograms of hexogen, screws, nuts and wire were installed in the door of the car (to damage as many people as possible). The explosion was supposed to happen when a Pridnestrovian official caught up with the car.
2:20 p.m. The main purpose of the attack was the assassination of the President.
Vitaly Ignatiev commented on the assassination attempt on Vadim Krasnoselsky.
3:21 p.m. Terrorist attack in Tiraspol was prepared by six people – investigation holdings.
3:31p.m. The investigation revealed the names of the suspects:
- Vyacheslav Kisnichan (detained) – watched out the officials, collected explosives, had to put hexogen into action. He received $2,500 from the SBU for his work;
- Igor Sikaylo (detained) is a citizen of Ukraine, Odessa. He came to Pridnestrovie under the guise of a refugee. Role: informant and assistant. He did minor work: he handed over “parcels” from curators to Kisnichan, collected tracking devices;
- Yury Bondar and Vladimir Grebenyuk are citizens of Ukraine. As well as Sikaylo, they were listed as refugees. They bought the Land Rover that Kisnichan rigged with explosives. The car was issued by proxy. Insurance was also asked to be issued to the seller;
- Under the guise of refugees, the SBU created a terrorist group in Pridnestrovie.
“Alexander” and “Maxim” are “curators” from the SBU. The terrorists Kisnichan and Sikailo communicated with them via messengers. They received tasks, money and equipment for tracking from them.
8:22 p.m. The President of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky addressed Pridnestrovians due to the prevention of terrorist act.
Detailed information is presented in the film-investigation of the Investigative Committee of the PMR "On the threat of a terrorist attack in Pridnestrovie" on the First Pridnestrovian TV Channel.