BORDER GUARD CHELAKH TELLS MOTHER HE DID NOT KILL FELLOW SERVICEMEN - NEWSPAPER
Almaty. June 13. Interfax-Kazakhstan - The mother of the only surviving border guard from the Arkankergen post in the Almaty region Svetlana Vaschenko says her son has told her at a meeting that he did not kill his fellow soldiers.
"We met in a small room. All the time they were shooting us on video to make sure Vlad did not say too much. My son whispered in my ear: "I did not do it," Vaschenko said in an interview to the Vremya newspaper published on Wednesday.
She said that she saw a bruise on her son's face.
"The bruise looked as though it had been carefully disguised, but when Vlad cried the makeup was washed away by tears," the mother said.
As reported, on May 30 a border patrol unit from the Sary Bokter border post found the building of the Arkankergen post to be destroyed by fire. Fourteen of the fifteen personnel and a game warden, who lived in a nearby lodge, were dead.
The fifteenth border guard from Arkankergen, Vladislav Chelakh, was later found alive. He confessed to murdering his fellow servicemen and the game warden.
According to the investigation team, Chelakh could not give a clear motive for his crime.