Oleksandr Nakonechny, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Kirovohrad region, was found dead by his wife with gunshot wounds.
A regional head of Ukraine’s Security Service was found dead in his home, the Ukrainian Special Prosecutors office in the military and defence sphere of the Southern region said on Saturday. Oleksandr Nakonechny, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Kirovohrad region, was found dead by his wife in one of the rooms in their apartment after she heard gunshots on August 20, Ukrainska Pravda reported. The Kropyvnytsky district police department has launched an investigation into the death, Ukrainian Special Prosecutors Office said in a Facebook post.
“According to the investigation, 20.08.2022, around 22:25 pm., while in her own apartment, the lieutenant colonel’s wife heard the sound of gunshots and found in one of the rooms the body of a man with a gunshot wound with no signs of life,” it said. It further stated that emergency investigative actions had been taken post the incident. The death of Oleksandr Nakonechny comes amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine which has transcended 160 days.
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