Whiskey and poison cake: Russia reports arrest of Melitopol resident who tried to poison military pilots
A court has arrested Yegor Semenov, a native of Melitopol, for 15 days for disorderly conduct, who is being investigated for involvement in an attempt to poison participants in a meeting of graduates of the Armavir Higher Military Aviation School
This was reported by the Russian news agency Kommersant.
The newspaper's sources clarify that after serving his sentence for hooliganism, Semenov may be arrested in a criminal case for attempted terrorist attack.
The attempted poisoning of the pilots took place on 21 October. At that time, Armavir Higher Military Aviation School graduates were celebrating the 20th anniversary of their graduation in a restaurant in Armavir (Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia). During the event, a courier (Yegor Semenov) came to the restaurant with a 20kg cake with the school's emblem and a box of whiskey. The courier said that he had brought gifts from one of the graduates who could not come to the anniversary. He did not name the sender.
The participants of the meeting found this suspicious, so they did not try the cake and reported the incident to the FSB.
Later, law enforcement agencies found out that the cake and whiskey had been poisoned, and that the attempt on the pilots, according to the investigation, was organised by the Security Service of Ukraine, Kommersant reports.
According to Baza, Semenov is 32 years old. "Kommersant reports that he recently lived in the Moscow region. Earlier, the Mash telegram channel wrote that Semenov has been living in Russia since 2017, has a wife and child.
- As a reminder, in June, a massive poisoning with the Mister Cider drink took place in Russia. The death toll reached 36 people (including one child), with a total of 106 Russians affected.