A Russian TV channel has reported, citing sources, that the body of Illia Kyva, a former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, has been found in Russia’s Moscow Oblast.
Source: REN TV
Details: The TV channel cited an anonymous source.
No details were provided regarding the circumstances or causes of Kyva’s death.
- In November, Kyva was sentenced by a Ukrainian сourt to 14 years’ imprisonment with confiscation of his assets under several articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, including high treason and publicly calling for the violent change and overthrow of the constitutional system.
- When the full-scale war began, Kyva fled to Russia, where he associated with Russian propagandists and claimed that "the Ukrainian people must be liberated" and "Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians are one people".
- The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine deprived Kyva of his MP’s mandate in March 2022.