Oleg Kalashnikov

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Oleg Kalashnikov (Ukrainian: Оле́г Іва́нович Кала́шніков; November 6, 1962 – April 15, 2015) was a Ukrainian politician, born in Rivne, Ukrainian SSR. He was a member of the Party of Regions, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of V convocation. On April 15, 2015, he was shot to death at his home in Kiev.[1][2] On April 16, Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzina was shot to death in Kiev as well. A Ukrainian nationalist group calling itself Ukrainian Insurgent Army allegedly claimed responsibility for these and other murders in an email containing "grammatical mistakes not typical for a native Ukrainian speaker".[3] The authenticity of the claim was questioned by the Ukrainian government as well as the very existence of the named group.[3]


  1. ^ Press, Associated (16 April 2015). "Ousted Ukraine president's ally found shot dead in Kiev home". Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via The Guardian.
  2. ^ "Ukraine ally of ex-President Yanukovych found dead". 15 April 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via www.bbc.com.
  3. ^ a b Stern, David (18 April 2015). "Ukraine conflict: Email claim for Kiev killings". Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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