Session held on
During the whole day of the session the accused Gennady Tsigelnik spoke. He acknowledged his guilt of the murder of the mayor of Nefteugansk Vladimir Petuhov, of the attempt on the life of executive officer of the company „Rosprom“ Viktor Kolesov, and of two attempts on the entrepreneur Evgeny Ribin.
Tsigelnik named „mangers of „YUKOS“ Nevzlin, Hodorkovsky and Pichugin crimes“ the principals of these. (Tsigelnik used exactly this formulation. Let us remind, that Aleksey Pichugin worked as a head of department of internal economic security within the framework of security service of „YUKOS“.) Role of mediators, according to Tsigeelnik, was performed by the accused Vladimir Shapiro and
Moreover, Tsigelnik told that after two unsuccessful attempts on Ribiin he was ordered the third one.
At the same time the statements of Tsigelnik contain a lot of contradictions.
Cigelnik calls himself guilty in the assassination of
To remind, on
Yet the court is not presented with any witness who saw on
Assaults on Evgeniy Rybin
The first attempt on Rybin had place in autumn 1998 in Udal’cov Str., 30
Rybin came out from the doorway of the housing and went to his car. Reshetnikov shot at him but missed. Rybin hurried back to the doorway. Cigelnik did not try to kill Rybin, because he „is not good in shooting at moving targets“.
After unsuccessful attempt Reshetnikov and Cegel’nik, according to the latter, crossed the road, sat to their car and leaved to the hotel they had stayed. From there Cigelnik called the intermediary Goritovsky and reported about the happened. Goritovsky, according to Cigelnik, shouted at him because he chose the place of killing beside the „YUKOS“ office. „Now all will suspect that the company has ordered the murder“ — he, supposedly, blamed Cigelnik.
It is vital to explain, that in fact house 30 in Udalcev Str. is apartment house and there is no „YUKOS“ office and has never been.
Cigalnik’s statement about his inability to shoot at the moving object is also notable, because he informed the court that he is interested in hunting for wild boars. (Obviously, the boars, in case of Cigelnik’s appearance specially stood motionless for hunter’s handy shooting).
The second attempt on Rybin took place in 1999 in
Still there is a question: why having closely approached to the salon, the criminals did not deem necessary to check whether there was Rybin? Even if the security guards were neutralized by the explosion.
As Cigelnik asserts, the third „order“ for Rybin’s killing, made by Boris Moiseevich Khodorkovsky, was passed to the accused by Gorin. Allegedly, the killing was planned „in Gernmany, when Rybin will walk out from the building of