A businessman and ally of the mayor of northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has been shot dead.
Police say Yuriy Dyment was killed while visiting his mother's grave at a city cemetery on February 26.
Authorities called it "premeditated murder" and said an investigation had been launched.
The 52-year-old Dyment was a business partner of Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes.
Kernes himself barely survived a shooting attack in April 2014, a time of growing instability in eastern Ukraine and a month after Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.
Kernes initially gave his backing to the pro-Russia separatists in the east before later switching his loyalty to the Ukrainian government.
Based on reporting by UNIAN and Kh.depo.ua