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Veronika Motorina, 18, is accused of killing Igor Smolyaninov, 64, in Poltava
She had come to Object 7.62 range after fighting with her 'cheating' boyfriend
At her murder court hearing on Saturday, she said she did not mean to kill him
Police have arrested a teenage girl who allegedly shot dead her instructor at a Ukrainian firing range after having a blazing row with her boyfriend.
Veronika Motorina, 18, is accused of killing Igor Smolyaninov, 64, in the central city of Poltava.
Reports say Motorina came to Object 7.62 shooting gallery 'to cool down and relax' after having a fight with her boyfriend.
The quarrel had erupted when the jealous teenager accused her partner of cheating on her, according to local media.
Relieving stress at the facility, she was shooting at targets with a Glock pistol then with an AK-74 assault rifle.
After a while, Motorina, who was a frequent visitor to the place, asked for a Margolin pistol and was given one by instructor Smolyaninov.
But instead of continuing firing at targets, she pointed the gun at the instructor and put two bullets in his body, a witness said.
After Smolyaninov fell on to the floor, Motorina threw her weapon away and fled the scene as the shocked shooting range staff called emergency services.
A forensic examination showed the man died on the spot after being shot in the heart and head.
The shooter was caught and taken into custody one hour after the killing occurred on Friday.
Police launched a murder case against the girl and she was ordered into a pre-trial detention jail for a two-month period while the investigation is ongoing.
Veronika Motorina trained herself to fire guns and wanted to join the Ukrainian Army but her application was rejected, say Ukrainian media.
She was 'emotionally unstable and regularly expressed a wish to kill someone,' her boyfriend said to law enforcement.
Police spokesman Yury Sulaev told: 'Paramedics tried to revive the victim but he died on the spot after receiving severe gunshot wounds.
'Police have enough evidence to charge the 18-year-old suspect with premeditated murder.
The teenager faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.
The investigation continues.