Yuriy Fedorovych Kravchenko ( Ukrainian: Юрій Федорович Кравченко; March 5, 1951 – March 4, 2005) was a Ukrainian police officer and statesman. In 2000, while a Minister of Internal Affairs, Kravchenko became directly involved in the murder case of Georgiy Gongadze and subsequent Cassette Scandal. Later he was the governor of Kherson Oblast (December 2001 – April 2002) and Head of the State Tax Administration of Ukraine (December 2002 – June 2003).
Early biography [ edit ]
Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Kravchenko was a officer who made the top-possible career in Ukrainian police. Minister of Internal Affairs from 1995 until sacking in March 2001. militsiya
Gongadze Case and Cassette Scandal [ edit ]
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See also: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine#Post-Independence reformation and the Gongadze case.
On 29 January 2013 a Ukrainian court ruled
Oleksiy Pukach had murdered the journalist Georgiy Gongadze on orders from Kravchenko, who was seeking a career promotion. [1 ]
Post-scandal career [ edit ]
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Suspicious death [ edit ]
Kravchenko was found dead in his apartment near
Kiev on March 4, 2005. He was at that time called as a witness in the murder case of Gongadze. It was claimed that Kravchenko committed suicide, some news reports [2 ] have suggested that he suffered two gunshot wounds to the head. [3 ]
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