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Former Ukrainian lawmaker Illia Kyva found dead in Moscow region

Source: Meduza

Illia Kyva, a former deputy in Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, was found dead in the Moscow region’s Odintsovsky district, reports Russian state news media RIA Novosti, citing emergency services. Kyva was 46 years old.

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The TV channel REN was the first to report his death. The Telegram channels Mash and VCHK-OGPU also reported his death. This information has not been officially confirmed.

The circumstances and causes of Ilya Kiva’s death are still unknown.

  • Before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Illia Kyva advocated for Russia and Ukraine to unite. He also supported Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that “the Ukrainian people need liberation.” In March 2022, the Verkhovna Rada stripped Kyva of his parliamentary mandate. In November 2023, a Ukrainian court sentenced the former lawmaker to 14 years in absentia on charges of treason.

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