The Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed that methadone was in the blood of MP Anton Polyakov, who was found dead on October 8. This, in particular, was announced by the press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Artem Shevchenko on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"No conclusions have been reached yet, the investigation is ongoing, no suspicions have been raised yet. According to new data, the only thing that can be said is that forensic experts told the investigation that in the body of the deceased, in addition to a small dose of alcohol, there is a substance such as methadone. But what kind of methadon, when it got into the body in relation to the time of death and how it could directly affect the death of the victim - will be established after in-depth research," Shevchenko said.
According to him, the investigation is considering two versions of the causes of Polyakov's death: the criminal nature of the death or not.
"Either he himself took a drug that may have caused death, or he was poisoned. There can be no other way," the Interior Ministry spokesman added.
As we reported, Polyakov, the Ukrainian MP was found dead in Kyiv on Friday morning. Press office of the National Police of Ukraine reported that on October 8.
You can read more about who Polyakov is and what is known about the causes and circumstances of his death HERE.