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Cleaning the Field? Seven High Profile Suicides in Ukraine in One Month

Former members of Party of Regions are becoming an endangered species in Ukraine. They all got suicidal tendencies in the same month

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This article originally appeared at Fort Russ

The ex-governor of Zaporozhzhye region and former member of the Party of Regions, Alexander Peklushenko committed suicide. This was reported at the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Zaporozhye region.

"Alexander Peklushenko committed suicide at his home in the village of Solnechnoye. At the moment the investigative team is working on the scene", - said the report.

The death of the former "regional" was confirmed by the advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Geraschenko, on channel "112-Ukraine". Gerashchenko also said that Peklushenko was supposed to be charged in connection with cracking down on Euromaidan protests in Zaporozhye.

This is already the seventh suicide among the former officials and members of the Party of Regions in Ukraine in a month. Earlier, ex-member of the Party of Regions and a former head of the State Property Fund, Mikhail Chechetov, died after falling from the window of his apartment [on the same day as Nemtsov's murder - KR]. The official version of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - suicide. At the end of August 2014 another former head of the State Property Fund, Valentyna Semenyuk, was found dead. In addition, in the recent month, a number of former and current officials committed suicide in Ukraine - the former deputy head of "Ukrzaliznytsia", Nicholai Sergienko, former head of Kharkov regional council, Nikolai Kolesnik, ex-mayor of Melitopol,Sergey Valter, deputy chief of Melitopol police, Sergey Bordyuga, and former MP, Stanislav Melnik.

Watch Alexander Peklushenko being humiliated and kicked out from a municipal building:

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