Adam Osmayev, a Ukrainian army commander whose rise to fame was due to him 'plotting to assassinate Putin' was shot in the leg in a 'Kremlin ambush' which did manage to kill his sniper wife Amina Okueyva
After arriving at the hospital with leg wounds, Mr Osmayev immediately blamed the attack on Russia, as did multiple Ukrainian news outlets.
This is already the second assassination bid on the pair this year.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Amina Okuyeva, the Ukrainian wife of Chechen Adam Osmayev accused by Moscow of plotting to kill President Putin in 2012, shot dead near Kiev <a href="https://t.co/bVUGyBlBwD">pic.twitter.com/bVUGyBlBwD</a></p>— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/925324113639481345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Mr Osmayev, originally from Chechnya, was accused in 2012 of trying to blow up the Russian president's motorcade in Moscow just before he would start his third term as President.
He grew up in Britain where he attended Wycliffe College near Stroud, Gloucestershire, before moving on to Buckingham University.
The couple served as volunteers for the Ukrainian military in the fight against pro-Russian rebels. Mr Osmayev rose to the rank of battalion commander.
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They were ambushed driving out of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. According to police reports, an assassin hid in the bushes and shot them in a hail of bullets as they were close to a level crossing.
Mr Osmayev said: "I kept driving as long as I could but bullets got into the engine, too, and the car stopped. I tried to help Amina but she was wounded in her head. It was an attempt on us both.”
An advisor to the Ukrainian interior ministry, Mr Anton Gerashchenko, explained: "Adam Osmaev was wounded but will live, I just spoke with him on the phone. As a result of the injuries she sustained, Amina died."
He continued by calling her a Ukrainian "patriot", and adding: : "The best commemoration of her will be a just reprisal against all those who were involved in this horrible murder."
This is already the second assassination attack in the Ukrainian capital in a week. Just a few days earlier, Mr Igor Mosiychuk, a member of the populist opposition Radical Party, was killed in a motorcycle bombing.