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The actual target of the attackers who killed an attorney in Ukraine could be a person of Armenian descent who enjoys “respect” in the criminal world, one.kr.ua reported.

On Thursday at about 11:45pm, two men were shot nearby a detention center in Kropyvnytskyi city.

One of the victims, lawyer Oleksandr Ivanov, died on the spot.

The second, Andranik Martirosyan, was hospitalized.

According to the one.kr.ua sources, however, Martirosyan may have been the actual target of the killers.

Martirosyan—who is born in Armenia—is known among criminal circles as “Ando,” and has close relations with Armenian “thief in law” Armen Khachatryan, a.k.a. “Khokhol Armen.”

A murder attempt was made against Andranik Martirosyan in the past.

According to preliminary information, the attorney who died was representing the interests of Martirosyan’s son, Arsen.

Andranik Martirosyan was wounded in the arm. Doctors say the injury is severe.

“It’s not life-threatening,” a physician said. “But he has other illnesses at the same time.”

The Ukrainian National Bar Association, however, stated that Oleksandr Ivanov was the target of this attack.

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