(London Telegraph) A former Ukraine deputy was shot dead in Kiev on Wednesday, the fourth ally of ousted pro-Moscow ex-president Viktor Yanukovych to die in suspicious circumstances in the past two months.
The body of Oleg Kalashnikov was found at his home on Wednesday evening, the interior ministry said in a statement.
"Death was caused by gunshot," the statement added. A police inquiry has been opened.
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Kalashnikov had taken part in protests in support of the pro-Moscow leader Mr Yanukovych who was ousted in 2014 after three months of mass demonstrations calling for his removal ended in a bloodbath.