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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Editor Gunned Down

ODESSA, Ukraine () -- A Ukrainian newspaper editor was shot dead in the Black Sea port of Odessa in an apparent contract killing, regional prosecutor said Monday.

Vasily Ivanov, chief regional prosecutor, said Borys Derevyanko, editor in chief of the Vechernyaya Odessa daily, was killed Monday morning near the newspaper's office.

"Derevyanko died instantly after being shot twice with a pistol on his way to work," Ivanov said. "We suppose that it is a contract killing because no shells were found at the site. There were no witnesses."