He was lying in the snow in a pool of blood: Russian media on assassinated former Ukrainian MP


Illia Kyva. Photo: Illia Kyva’s Facebook

Russian propagandists have disclosed details of the circumstances in which the body of former Ukrainian MP Illia Kyva was found in Moscow Oblast on 6 December.

Source: Kremlin-aligned media outlet Russia Today (RT), citing a source in law enforcement; Investigative Committee of Russia 

Quote: “The body of Illia Kyva was found in a park in the Odintsovo district [a suburb to the west of Moscow – ed.], an RT source in law enforcement said.


The source states that the politician was lying on the snow, covered in blood. He was found to have a stab wound to the right temple and a hematoma on the left side of the face.”

Details: The source said Kyva had died at about 15:00, ten minutes before he was found by the staff of a nearby hotel who called emergency services.

Russia’s Investigative Committee reported that it has launched criminal proceedings with respect to Kyva’s murder. 

Quote from the Investigative Committee: “In the evening an unknown individual fired shots at the victim [Kyva] from an unidentified weapon in a park in the country club of Suponevo in the Odintsovo City District. The man died at the scene from his injuries. The victim was identified as Illia Kyva, a former member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.”


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