Former head of the Karate Federation of Ukraine Sergiy Denisenko confessed to the murder of the deputy head of the department for mobilization work of the administration of Krasnodar Stanislav Rzhitsky. This was written in the Shot Telegram channel with reference to a source. The Ukrainian has been preparing the assassination attempt since December 2022. According to a source, the ex-head of the Ukrainian Karate Federation planned to leave for Sochi two days after the murder, from there to Turkey, then to Switzerland. News”. The interlocutor of the publication added that after the crime, the suspect rented an apartment in Tuapse to sit out before escaping from the country. Tickets to Istanbul were already in his hands. From there to Switzerland, he had to fly with his common-law wife. She is a witness in the case.
Murder and detention
The investigators detained 64-year-old Denisenko the day before in Tuapse, Krasnodar Territory, an intermediate point of escape. According to Shot, he is currently being transferred to Krasnodar.
During the detention on July 11, investigators found a pistol with a silencer. According to preliminary data, it was from this firearm that Rzhitsky was killed. His body was found with four gunshot wounds near Beregovaya Street near the Olimp stadium in Krasnodar. According to the investigation, he was jogging in the morning at the time of the murder (around 8 am local time). On the fact of the murder, a case was opened under Part 1 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The maximum penalty under this article is life imprisonment. Investigators have not yet named the motive for the crime.
Including checking the version of the involvement of the Ukrainian side in the murder of Rzhitsky. The Ukrainian media accused the deceased of commanding the launch of Kalibr missiles at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Vinnitsa on July 14, 2022. The day before, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, said that the department had nothing to do with this murder.
Rzhitsky served as a captain of the 2nd rank in the Black Sea Fleet. Before working at the mayor’s office of Krasnodar, he commanded the B-265 Krasnodar submarine, with which he participated in hostilities against the Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation).
The father of the deceased told Telegram -Baza channel that Rzhitsky did not take part in the special military operation in Ukraine. He retired from the Russian Armed Forces in August 2022. A few months later he got a job in the mobilization department of the administration of Krasnodar.