MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. The conflict between the employees of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Okhrana” of the Russian Guard and the driver of businessman Gavril Yushvaev in 2017 occurred due to the fact that he refused to remove from the entrance to the building the car that interfered with the passage of the car of the singer Lyubov Uspenskaya, businessman Dmitry Pavlov told the Presnensky court.
According to him, the conflict in “Moscow City” during the celebration of his birthday, as a result of which one person died and five more were injured, began “because of some nonsense.” Employees of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Okhrana” of the Russian Guard, who were hired to escort the valuable cargo brought to the Moscow City office, asked to remove the driver Gavril Yushvaev's car. He prevented the singer Lyubov Uspenskaya from driving to the entrance, who was supposed to perform at Pavlov's anniversary.
“Ouspenskaya could not pass and they (the guards) came up and asked to remove (the car), she could not drive up to the entrance (to the Moscow City tower),” Pavlov said during the interrogation. The audio recording of the interrogation is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
The businessman arrived at the court surrounded by six guards. While Pavlov was giving testimony, two more people from his entourage remained to watch from opposite points of the entrance to the building.
Also today, the famous Russian hockey player Pavel Bure was supposed to testify as a witness. However, he did not come to the meeting – as press secretary of the Presnensky court Lela Kokaya told RIA Novosti, “for a good reason.”
The gunfight took place in mid-November 2017 after a skirmish at the Crystal Ballroom restaurant in the Oko Tower. Six guards were injured, one of them later died. Among the wounded were two employees of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Okhrana” of the Russian Guard.
The attackers fled, but later six of them were detained. The criminal case of the shootout has been heard for more than a year in the Presnensky Court of Moscow with the participation of a jury.
As Kommersant wrote, the conflict erupted during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “authoritative” businessman Dmitry Pavlov (Pavlik): the driver of one of the guests of businessman Gavriil Yushvaev allegedly blocked the entrance to the tower, refused to leave, after which the quarrel with Pavlov's guards escalated into a fight and shootout.
According to the newspaper, Bure was among the guests invited to Pavlov's anniversary.
The mass media paid special attention to the fact that employees of FSUE Okhrana were involved in the conflict. In this regard, the Rosgvardia noted that its employees were not guarding a “citizen with a dark past,” but were providing services “to ensure the safety of the transported property” of a certain legal entity.