Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev hinted that those suspected of blowing up the car of Zakhar Prilepin could die in custody. He wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
“Under the criminal law, they, like other criminals, will be tried for a terrorist attack and sentenced to long terms of imprisonment. But it is important that they and others like them realize a simple thing - even with those sentenced to life imprisonment (under the conditions of a moratorium on the death penalty) , incidents and accidents sometimes happen . And then the long term of punishment is quickly interrupted for natural reasons in connection with the death of the prisoner . And this is also of great educational value for the new bastards who were hired to kill,” Medvedev wrote.
One suspect, Alexander Permyakov, was detained in the case of a "terrorist attack" initiated due to the explosion of Zakhar Prilepin's car. Investigators claim that he admitted to working for the Ukrainian special services. Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that another man was wanted.
On May 6, in the Bora region of the Nizhny Novgorod region, a car with Prilepin was blown up . Pro-Kremlin media also reported that inside was a 27-year-old native of Lugansk, Alexander Shubin, who fought on the side of the “LPR”. He died, but Prilepin himself survived, having been seriously wounded. Later, Russian news agencies reported that he had been put into a medically induced coma. On May 7, it became known that he was taken out of a coma and he is conscious. The Russian Foreign Ministry blamed the attempt on Prilepin on the Ukrainian authorities and "their Western patrons, primarily the United States."