Prosecutor General's Office Names Lazarenko Organizer Of Scherban's And Hetman's Murders

KIEV, Ukraine -- The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) names former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko organizer of the murders of Yevhen Scherban, a Verkhovna Rada deputy of the second convocation, and Vadym Hetman, former chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine (1992), a Verkhovna Rada deputy of the first and second convocations.

Pavlo Lazarenko

Renat Kuzmin, first deputy prosecutor general, aired this in the program Big Policy with Evhen Kyseliov.

"Today we can say this was Pavlo Lazarenko who organized Scherban's and Hetman's murders as in many ways he acted in the interests of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU)," the first deputy prosecutor general said.

According to Kuzmin, Lazarenko's involvement in the murders is proved by the testimony of a witness.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Prosecutor-General's Office on April 5 resumed investigation into the criminal case on murder of Member of Parliament Yevhen Scherban after his son, Ruslan Scherban, a deputy for the Party of the Regions in the Donetsk regional council, had sent to the Prosecutor-General's Office (PGO) documents alleging possible involvement of the former head of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine corporation Yulia Tymoshenko and former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko in the murder of his father.

Scherban and his wife were shot at Donetsk airport in 1996.

Hetman was killed in the elevator of his house on April 22, 1998.

Lazarenko is serving a prison sentence in the United States for financial fraud while Tymoshenko is serving a prison sentence in Ukraine for abuse of power.

Source: Interfax-Ukraine

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