Businessman Mykhaylo Honchar was attacked in Kyiv on June 7, Segodnya daily informs.

According to the newspaper, M.Honchar was a civil husband of Vitalina Yushchenko, the daughter of the President of Ukraine. He is the father of President’s granddaughter Yaryna. Victor Yushchenko repudiated his ties with M.Honchar, saying that his [Yushchenko’s] family is not connected with “this person”.

M.Honchar was returning home without his bodyguard at around 3.00 a.m.. Three people in masks attacked him at the door to his flat, beat him and took him to a forest. The criminals seized the key from M.Honchar’s flat and safe, and returned to his house again.

According to Honchar’s father, the criminals stole from the flat more than 1.2 million hryvnias [more than 150 thousand dollars], and several tens of expensive watches.

The case is under investigation.