I came across this analysis, by a highly respected author, written in 1996, about Pavlo Lazarenko's stint as PM. [page 86 onward]
Just three weeks after being appointed PM he survived a professionally organised assassination attempt - he was very nearly blown up by a huge remote controlled bomb as he was being driven to Kyiv airport.
The conclusion [on page 92] is interesting. He had many enemies...and was very powerful..