Ukraine top prosecutor investigates government minister's death

[JURIST] Ukraine's prosecutor-general Tuesday opened a criminal probe into the death of Transport Minister Heorhiy Kyrpa, a strong supporter of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Kyrpa was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in his holiday home near Kiev just a day after Viktor Yushchenko won a controversial election re-vote. A spokesman for the prosecutor-general said a gun was found near the body of Kyrpa and the investigation was launched under the article "driving someone to suicide" in the Ukrainian criminal code. BBC News has more.

 

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