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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Death Probe




KIEV -- Parliament decided Friday to set up a commission to investigate the death of Vyachaslav Chornovil, one of Ukraine's most prominent nationalist politicians.


Chornovil, a former Soviet political prisoner and a leading advocate of Ukrainian independence, was killed March 25 when his car slammed into a truck near the capital, Kiev. An aide also was killed in the crash.


Earlier this week, both factions of the Popular Rukh, a major nationalist movement that was headed by Chornovil before he died, demanded that the circumstances of his death be investigated. Internal divisions led Popular Rukh to split into two rival groups in February.