Following the murder of Yevhen Shcherban, the then Donetsk governor, Yanukovych was appointed in his place, despite two criminal sentences, says Serhy Sobolev (Batkivshchyna), ZN.UA reports March 29.
Ukraine prosecutors are pinning the murder of Shcherban on Yulia Tymoshenko, saying she was the mastermind.
According to Sobolev, it is important to note who profited by Shcherban’s death. Prior to Shcherban’s death, Yanukovych was a small fry official. However, he was soon appointed Donetsk governor – despite two prison terms. Simultaneously, local tycoon Renat Akhmetov and his insiders grabbed all plum Donetsk companies, including those owned by Shcherban, Sobolev said.
According to Yulia Tymoshenko, Viktor Yanukovych wants to accuse her of his own crimes to prevent