Mom lifeless journalist Olesya Elderberry Valentina Elder reported that he did not know who could assassinate him.
first of Kyiv police said that two unknown persons in masks shot and killed the Elder in front of his house in Kiev, opened a case under the criminal code according to section " premeditated murder ". A close Friend devoid of life, Ukrainian writer Oleksandr Chalenko believes that he was forcibly deprived of life for Pro-Russian views. He called the killing of an Elder "a continuation of the shooting of Pro-active participants" in Ukraine. Elderberry wrote for the Internet representative office of RIA. EN.
"I don't know, I'm a very religious person and, for this reason, not seeing, I don't know," said Mom Elderberry correspondents. She said that her son was not told about possible surveillance before death.
Elderberry Worked in different publications: "the Kiev sheets ", " 2000 ", " one citace ", " Leader ", " Natalie ", " Ego ", " XXL ". For a long time led a column and blog in the newspaper " Today ". Worked as host of "Teen-League" on TV channel " inter ". In January 2014 he was appointed chief editor of the newspaper " Today ", but in mid-March of 2015 left the position of chief editor of the newspaper. According to the journalist, this decision was due to the censorship in the publication, the lack of authority to change personnel policy and the ban on communication with the press.
He was the author of " Ghoul Taras Shevchenko ", "the secret history of Ukraine-Rus'", " Give women harems ", " angel of Taras Shevchenko ", " Revolution on the marsh ", " the resurrection of the little Russia ", " Union plough and Trident. As he forged Ukraine ".
Elderberry, As stated on its Internet representation, adhered to the opinion of the Trinity of the Russian people (Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians). He supported the federalization of Ukraine, its independence and bilingualism Ukrainian culture, development of Ukrainian and Russian languages.