A 54-year-old Alexander Schetinin, a Russian and Ukrainian journalist, was found dead in his Kyiv apartment. The cause of death is not finally established. However, Ukrainian National Police suspect that it was a suicide.
Police established that Schetinin died on his birthday, on August 27, in the evening in his Kyiv apartment. His friends found his body, sitting on a chair on the balcony of the apartment. A traumatic gun was lying next to the chair.
According to the press service of the National Police of Ukraine, Schetinin died from a bullet wound in his head. The door to the apartment was locked from inside, no things are missing, the interior setting not damaged.
There's conflicted information about the suicide note. According to some data, the suicide note was found near the body of the deceased, other sources report it was an email, which he sent to his friend.
Schetinin is the second Russian journalist, deceased in Kyiv within last month.