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Ukrainian Lawmaker Killed In Hunting Incident

(RFE/RL) January 17, 2007 -- A leading lawmaker from the Party of the Regions of Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych died today after being shot on a hunting trip.

Yevhen Kushnarev died in a hospital, where he had undergone lengthy surgery for a stomach injury after suffering massive blood loss.

He was shot during a hunting trip in the Kharkiv region on January 16. Police have opened a criminal investigation into the accident.

(Interfax-Ukraine, UNIAN)

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