Ukraine – Businessman and politician’s three-year-old son shot dead when assassins opened fire on Kiev city councillor’s car

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Unknown gunmen opened fire at the car of a local lawmaker in the centre of Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Sunday, killing his three-year old son, a police source said.

Vyacheslav Sobolev, a businessman and Kiev regional council lawmaker was at wheel of the car when it was attacked, said the source, who wished to remain anonymous.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has not identified the owner of the vehicle or the identity of the victim and in a Facebook post said that as a result of a gunshot wound, a child died in a car ambulance on the way to hospital,” Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Facebook.

According to Euronews, “Sobolev is a businessman from Donetsk, a flashpoint of pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine. In 2010-2011 he was an executive at Ukraine’s state energy company Naftogaz.”

Via Reuters / Euronews  / Mail 

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