Mykhailo Binusov, a member of Cherkassy city council, was attacked by a group of unknown men at around 11 p.m., the Pro Vse outlet reported.
"He was shot dead from the AK assault rifle. The deputy died at the scene. It happened near garages next to the Cemetery #2,” reads the message.
The heads of the Chief Department of the National Police in Cherkassy region, the Security Service Officers and the Prosecutor’s Office arrived at the scene. Primary investigative procedures are underway.
Mykhailo Binusov was recently appointed a head of residential and municipal maintenance department of Cherkassy city council.
On air of the 112 Ukraine TV channel Cherkassy mayor Andriy Bondarenko earlier declared that an assassination attempt had been planned against Mikhailo Binusov.