Yuriy Kravchenko

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Fedorovych and the family name is Kravchenko.
Yuriy Kravchenko
Юрій Кравченко
Vladimir Putin with Yury Kravchenko-1.jpg
Kravchenko with Vladimir Putin in 2000
Born (1951-03-05)March 5, 1951
Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died March 4, 2005(2005-03-04) (aged 53)
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).

Early biography[edit]

Born in Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Kravchenko was a militsiya officer who made the top-possible career in Ukrainian police. Minister of Internal Affairs from 1995 until sacking in March 2001.

Gongadze Case and Cassette Scandal[edit]

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]

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][3] claim that he was shot twice in the head.[4]

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