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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kuchma Questioned in Gongadze Case

KIEV -- Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma was questioned Thursday in connection with the killing in 2000 of investigative journalist Heorhiy Gongadze, prosecutors said.

Prosecutor's office spokesman Vyacheslav Astapov would not give any details of the questioning or say how long it lasted. He refused to say whether Kuchma would be summoned again.

Kuchma's opponents have accused him of involvement in the death of Gongadze, whose decapitated body was found more than a month after his abduction.

Kuchma has denied all allegations against him.

Kuchma's spokeswoman, Olena Hromnitska, said Kuchma had voluntarily visited the Prosecutor General's Office for questioning, but would not give further details.

"Kuchma has said that his conscience is clean before God, people and before Gongadze," she said.