The Mother of Oles Buzina: The Case on the Murder of My Son Is Being Deliberately Dragged Out

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


Oles Buzina’s mother Valentina Pavlovna considers that the case on the murder of her son is being intentionally dragged out at the level of the government. She stated this on the air of the “Epicentre” program on the NewsOne channel.

“I think that this (the dragging out of the court process and judgment) happens because some people have a vested interest in it – moreover, those people who are in the law enforcement bodies in power. And I have to say that at first everything went properly, I didn’t even any lawyers. After all, it is visible why lawyers are needed when a person has been killed… And for several months everything went normally. But then everything went in the completely opposite direction and I suddenly had an awakening when the case was for some reason sent to Odessa. Then the case was returned to Kiev, but time passed, three months were lost, and some documents were lost too,” said Valentina Pavlovna.

“I had the right to say that they (suspects of Buzina’s murder) should be held in custody. But I didn’t. Until it is decided in court that it precisely they who killed him, I do not call them murderers”

said Valentina Pavlovna

“I bear no anger towards them,” said the mother of the killed journalist, speaking about Andrey Medvedko and Denis Polishchuk, who are suspected of murder, “there hasn’t been any judgment. Maybe they aren’t murderers, it is necessary to also take stock of this. Let them learn goodness, if their mothers didn’t teach them it, let it be me who teaches them goodness. I do not know how I will behave when it is proved that it is them. But at the moment I don’t bear any anger. I cannot say with my heart that it is them. My conscience does not allow me”.

“I cannot quietly die. I must defend the honour of my son”

noted Valentina Buzina in her monologue

As a reminder, Oles Buzina was killed in April 2015 in the yard of the apartment block where he lived. The persons accused of his murder – Andrey Medvedko and Denis Polishchuk – risk from 10 to 15 years of imprisonment or life imprisonment.

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