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Ukrainian historian found dead, suspect detained

The suspect in the case appeared to be the historian’s distant relative
19:16, 3 September 2018

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Mykola Shytyuk, a Ukrainian prominent historian, was found dead in Mykolayiv on September 2, as Radio Liberty reported.

Police informed that the body had signs of violence including stab wounds.

On September 3, it was reported that Ukraine’s National Police detained the suspect in the stabbing death of the Ukrainian historian. A 25-year-old man confessed that he stabbed Shytyuk over a personal argument, as the police directorate in the southeastern region of Mykolayiv stated.

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Later, 112.ua reported that the suspect in the case appeared to be the historian’s distant relative, as Viktor Pryadun, the acting Head of the Central Police Department of the National Police in Mykolayiv region, informed.

“A 24-year-old man is a distant relative of the victim and he was prosecuted multiple times for commission of the crimes of mercenary, violent nature related to the illegal drug trafficking,” Pryadun said.

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Mykola Shytyuk was famous for the works about Holodomor famine, which murdered millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s.

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