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Viktor Pankov former director of Ukrspyrt killed: All details
17:50, 30 May 2017
Viktor Pankov former director of Ukrspyrt killed: All details

Viktor Pankov was shot in the back. The police search for the suspect. Amber alert is announced in Kyiv

17:50, 30 May 2017

Regionews Sumy

A malefactor shot dead Viktor Pankov, the former acting director of the state enterprise Ukrspyrt in Darnytsya district of Kyiv. The murder took place near the shopping center Alladin at 8.30 a.m. He walked to the car, which was parked near the side of the road. He was shot in the back, according to the police, the malefactor made 4-5 shots.

The medical professionals tried to save Pankov’s life but he died of traumas. The shooter succeeded to escape. Amber alert is announced in Kyiv, the police search for red Audi car. 

At the moment the police follow a few clues. One of them is the professional activities.

Viktor Pankov was born on February 10, 1968 in the Lutishe, Sumy Region, the northeastern part of Ukraine. He served in the army in 1987-1989 and obtained a rank of senior sergeant. In 2008-2009 Pankov was the member of the board of Nadra Ukrayny and in 2012 he began to work in the state enterprise Ukrspyrt. He was the deputy of the Director General of legal issues. Pankov headed Ukrspyrt for a few months in 2012 but later became the deputy of Director again. According to the mass media, one of the reasons to dismiss Pankov from the post of the director of legal issues was the fine in 7, 6 million of dollars. The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine imposed a fine for overpricing of the ethyl alcohol. 

He retired from Ukrspyrt and decamped to Chornomorneftegaz as the councilor of the Chairman of the Management Board at the end of 2013. After the annexation of Crimea, he retired again.

The new management of the state enterprise Ukrspyrt appointed Pankov to the position of the deputy of the Director General of legal issues in 2014. He became acting Director General of Ukrspyrt in December 2014, when the Ministry of Agrarian Policy suspended Mykhailo Labutin from the duty of Director General. He was accused of embezzlement of 6, 5 million of dollars. 

During the parliamentary elections in 2014, Pankov was a candidate of majority constituency #162 in Sumy Region.

In recent times Pankov worked as the counsilor of the Director of Ukrspyrt. 

Anton Gerashchenko, the councilor of the Minister of Internal Affairs claimed that Pankov got into the scandals concerning the sale of the alcohol without documentation all the time. In 2015 Ukrspyrt claimed that the dozens of the criminal investigations are opened due to excessive use in the enterprise. It is not excluded that Viktor Pankov can be involved in the cases. 

Related: Investigation activities are over at the scene of today’s murder of Viktor Pankov

Related: Man shot dead in Kyiv, Police on amber alert for the attacker

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