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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has expressed deep and sincere condolences to relatives of an employee of his administration, who was assaulted and murdered in Kyiv.

"I express deep and sincere condolences to the family, relatives, colleagues and friends over the tragic death of the employee of our Administration – Oleksandr Yevheniyovych Bukhtatyi. I appeal to the law enforcement bodies to identify the perpetrators and punish them according to the law in the shortest possible time," the president's press service quoted him as saying.

"Oleksandr Yevheniyovych was a worthy member of the team – an honest and decent man. He was a true professional and enjoyed deep respect in journalistic circles," Poroshenko said.

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"I instructed the Head of the Presidential Administration to provide all the necessary organizational assistance in the funeral of the deceased," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a senior consultant with the information policy department at the Presidential Administration of Ukraine was assaulted and murdered in Kyiv. His body was found near a church with a fractured skull, his hands covered in blood.