Ukraine has not received any official statements from Russia on Kurochkin’s murder

13:26, 28 March 2007
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Deputy FM Ohryzko understands Chernomyrdin`s reaction

Ukraine has not received any officials statements from the Russian side concerning the murder of Russian businessman Maksym Kurochkin in Kyiv.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, top deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko claimed this to journalists today.

According to him, presently the Foreign Ministry is waiting for conclusions of the Interior Ministry concerning the murder. “At first we must receive expert conclusions of the relevant structures, in particular, the Interior Ministry. In case if the Russian side makes an inquiry, we will transfer this information to them”, V.Ohryzko said.

Speaking about the indignation of Russian Ambassador Victor Chernomyrdin, V.Ohryzko called his reaction “understandable”.

Asked whether the murder may influence the relations between Ukraine and Russia, V.Ohryzko said: “It is a criminal case, and let specialist clear it out.”

As UNIAN reported earlier, Maksym Kurochkin, a reputed Moscow-based organized crime ringleader held in connection with corruption charges, was shot on 27 March, minutes after a Kyiv judge turned down his plea to be released on bail and police had escorted him out of the court.

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