Melnychenko said that he intended to hand documents to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was visiting Israel at that time, which, in his opinion, would uncover "werewolves in epaulets."
"I found out in which hotel Yanukovych was staying in, booked a room at this hotel, filled in all of the forms and left my contact information, even a phone number… I left an advance payment and went to the hotel the next day. When I got out of the car, I was immediately surrounded by men in civilian clothes. They spoke in Russian, but their documents were in Hebrew. They wanted me to show them my passport. But I gave them a U.S. driver’s license," the ex-mayor said.
Melnychenko also said that he was accused of planning an assassination attempt on Yanukovych.