15 Feb 2017 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 02 Apr 2015 n° 28/2015 Ukraine

Senior Journalist Oleksandr Kuchynsk Killed in Donetsk, Ukraine

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryImpunity for murder
Alert concerning the non-Government controlled areas in Luhansk and Donetsk regions
57-year-old Oleksandr Kuchynsk, a senior journalist editor of Criminal Express, a newspaper in Donetsk covering crime, was found murdered along with his wife on 29 November 2014 in the village of Bogorodychne near Slovyansk in war-torn Donetsk Oblast, according to police sources. Officials of the Interior Ministry were quoted as saying that the couple was stabbed to death. Media reports added that Kuchynsk had gained a reputation from his investigations into the Donbass mafia.
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15 Feb 2017
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