A Ukrainian MP involved in a corruption investigation died in a taxi. Police did not rule out poisoning – World – News

For the time being, police in Kiev do not rule out that Anton Polakov, a 33-year-old member of parliament, died of poisoning. The second hypothesis that the police are working with is his sudden death due to a chronic illness. The Ukrinform agency informed about it on Friday, referring to the statement of the chief of the Kiev police, Ivan Vyhovsky.

He noted that the investigation at this time could not clearly determine whether it was natural death or poisoning – although law enforcement officials are more in favor of the natural death version. Vyhovskyj added that no one had been detained yet.

An autopsy, meanwhile, confirmed that the cause of Mr Poľakov’s death was heart failure (ischemic heart disease). Investigators are now awaiting further results of the forensic analysis. A taxi in which the deputy was found dead will also be analyzed.

According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, Polakov was found in the back seat of a taxi after the vehicle was stopped by a police patrol for violating traffic regulations. The taxi driver testified that the deputy picked up in the suburbs of Kiev. He allegedly complained of nausea while driving.

The Unian agency pointed out that Poles testified at the National Anti-Corruption Office of Ukraine a few days before his death, where he testified against deputies who, according to him, received envelopes with money in toilets in the parliament building.

Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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