Kravchenko with Vladimir Putin in 2000
March 5, 1951|
Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Died||March 4, 2005
near Kiev, Ukraine
|Occupation||Ukrainian police officer and statesman|
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).
Gongadze Case and Cassette Scandal
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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 claim that he was shot twice in the head.
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- Court sentences Pukach to life for murdering Gongadze, disregards claims against Kuchma, Lytvyn, Kyiv Post (29 January 2013)
Ukraine police officer accuses ex-president after being jailed for life, Reuters (29 January 2013)
Gongadze killer pointed on Kuchma and Lytvyn. "LIGABusinessInform". 2013-1-29
- Untimely Deaths in Ukraine; Strange suicides and car crashes among foes of the former regime bring calls for investigations by Kim Murphy, L.A. Times (March 13, 2005)
- Gongadze murder suspect's trial should be open to public, Committee to Protect Journalists (August 16, 2011)
- Naboka, Marichka (2015-03-08). "Suicide Or Homicide? In Ukraine, Old-Guard Officials Dying Mysteriously". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2015-12-31.