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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Arrested in Killing of Businessman

KIEV -- Ukrainian authorities said Saturday that two suspects had been arrested in connection with last month's assassination of a Russian businessman outside a courthouse.

Maxim Kurochkin, a millionaire who owned vast properties in Ukraine, was shot in the heart on March 27 as he stepped out of a Kiev courthouse where he was on trial for extortion.

The killing shocked the country, not only for its boldness but also because it was the latest in a string of assassinations and attacks against business leaders in the country.

Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, acting head of the country's security service, told Channel 5 television that authorities had detained the two suspects in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk. He said they were suspected of carrying out the attack, but added that authorities were still searching for the person who ordered the killing.