Ukraine: Ally of former President Yanukovych found dead in Kiev

  • Oleg Kalashnikov, an opposition politician in Ukraine, has been found dead in his flat in capital Kiev.

    Kalashnikov, an ally of the ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, reportedly received gunshot wounds. But it is not immediately clear whether it is a case of suicide or murder.

    At least eight allies of Yanukovych have died in the last three months under suspicious circumstances.

    The former president was forced to flee Ukraine in February 2014 after months of protests against him.

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