Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Kushnaryov shot in hunting accident

Yevhen Kushnaryov, one of PoR's brighter sparks and deputy leader of the PoR VR fraction, was shot with a hunting rifle and seriously wounded in the abdomen when hunting for wild boar with fellow PoR 'big-shots' today.

There are conflicting reports as to what happened, but a second operation had to be carried out, and the man is bad shape.

He is an astute and experienced politician who was presidential adminstration chief 1996 -1998, and for a time member of the National Security and Defence Council. Unlike most PoR politicos his power base is the Kharkiv oblast. Ukrainian politicians seem to be prone to accidents with firearms.

Dick Cheney wasn't in the vicinity was he?

Update: It's being reported that Kushnaryov has died of his injuries. His passing will be considered a loss to Ukrainian politics by most Ukrainian politicians, of whatever color.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your Cheney comment is the first thought that popped into my head after hearing of the incident. (And they say that US and UA politics are not the same!)

Any idea on who the opposition leader will be in the meantime? or who will be ans. questions on camera?