Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Ukraine

Court Orders Resumption of Probe Into 1999 Death Of Ukrainian Politician

The Kyiv Regional Court of Appeals has ordered prosecutors to resume an investigation into the death of a Ukrainian politician 15 years ago.

The April 24 ruling annuls a January decision by a district court to close the case.

Vyacheslav Chornovil, who was campaigning for president against the then-incumbent, Leonid Kuchma, died in a 1999 car crash.

The Interior Ministry initially determined that the wreck was "accidental." But Chornovil's relatives challenged the official version, and a new investigation was opened in 2011.

Chornovil's family says it wants the case to be redesignated as a murder investigation. Chornovil's son, Taras, says the family believes documents and other evidence exists showing that the death was not accidental.

 
Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax

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