Ukrainian MP Valeriy Davydenko, who was found dead in his office on May 23. Photo: Kyivpost.
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Congressman Ukaine committed suicide at the office


The body of MP Davydenko, 47, was discovered by a sanitation worker in the office and an initial investigation revealed he committed suicide.

Police on 23 May said Mr. Davydenko’s body was found in the office toilet, with a gunshot wound on his head and a pistol next to it. Initial investigations revealed that the MP had committed suicide, according to Zoryan Shkiryak, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official.

Ukrainian MP Valeriy Davydenko, who was found dead in his office on May 23. Image: Kyivpost.

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said officials were investigating the cause of Davydenko’s death. There is currently no more details about the incident.

Davydenko, a former Ukrainian deputy agriculture minister, ran for parliament last year as an independent and working on the economic development committee. In the previous parliament, he was a member of the party of former President Petro Poroshenko.

Before joining politics, Davydenko led an Agrodim agriculture company for 9 years.

According to former Senator Ihor Mosiychuk, Mr. Davydenko is being charged in connection with a number of corrupt transactions and criminal cases.

Huyen Le (Follow ABC, Kyivpost)

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