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Ukraine: Police investigate Valerii Davydenko’s death as intentional murder

Kyiv police investigators opened a criminal investigation into the death of MP Valery Davydenko under the heading of “intentional murder”.

According to the Kyiv Police Communication Department, the collected statements on the fact of death are included in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigation. “Investigators of the metropolitan police have begun criminal proceedings on part 1 of article 115 of the Criminal Code (intentional murder),” the statement said.

The police informed that a 47-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the head was found by a cleaning lady in an office on Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street.

“At 18.37 a woman reported this to the metropolitan police on special line 102,” the press release said.

Investigative and operational groups of the Main and District Police Directorates, criminologists, and representatives of other specialized services under the leadership of the head of the capital’s law enforcers, Police General Andrei Krischenko, work at the scene.

Police officers inspect the scene and establish all circumstances.

Earlier, Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko announced that several versions are being studied of the deputy’s death, including suicide and staging of death.

Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiryak called the preliminary version of the death of the deputy – a suicide.

As reported, the body of the deputy Davydenko with a gunshot wound to the head was found by a cleaning lady in his office on Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street.

In his last post on Facebook on Friday, May 22, the deputy reported that he had transferred the applicators for testing to the local Kulikovsky medical center, and for mobile teams – protective equipment to combat COVID-19.

What is known about Valeria Davydenko

Valery Davydenko – People’s Deputy of the VIII and IX convocations. He served as Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine in 2013-2014.

Born in the Chernihiv region, from which he was elected deputy in 2019 as a self-nominated candidate. In December, he joined the deputy group Trust. Member of the Committee on Economic Development.

He graduated from the Ukrainian State University of Food Technology.

From 1995 to 2013, he worked in various positions: from a mechanical engineer, an insurance specialist, to the general director of JV Agrodom LLC.

In 2007, together with partners Boris Prikhodko and Yuri Kolobov became the owner of Terra Bank.

In May 2013, he became Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy – by decree of Viktor Yanukovych.

In 2014, the All-Ukrainian Agrarian Association Zastup passed to Rada from the party. He entered the Block of Petro Poroshenko.

Since June 2014, he became an adviser to the Directorate for the Development of Advanced Programs of the Institute of Innovative Providing of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences.

Valery Davydenko was married and had two daughters.

Akihito Muranaka
Akihito Muranaka
News writer at The Eastern Herald. Bringing news direct from Japan, Korea, China, Italy, and other parts of the world.

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