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Pro-Russia Ukrainian journalist shot dead in Kiev: ministry

April 16, 2015

A prominent pro-Russian journalist was shot dead in Kiev Thursday, the Ukrainian government said, the latest of several allies of the country’s former pro-Moscow leaders to die in suspicious circumstances.

Oles Buzyna, 45, a supporter of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, was shot in the street near the city centre, top interior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook in an account confirmed by the ministry’s press service.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.