Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin created a group on the investigation of the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze, said Tuesday the Prosecutor's office.
"The specified investigation team and the team of prosecutors headed by employees of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, which was part of the investigation team investigating the case under the criminal code for the willful murder of Georgy Gongadze since 2002 ", - stated in the message. She will obey specifically Socio.
The decapitated body of Gongadze was found in November 2000 in the forest in the Kiev region. Soon afterwards were made public record, as if made by former major of the state guard Mykola Melnychenko in the office of the then President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. To record a voice similar to the voice Kuchma orders to "deal" with the journalist.
Ukrainian intelligence agencies arrested Alexei Pukach in 2009 after several years of investigation. In the process of investigation, the former head of foreign intelligence service of the Ministry of interior admitted that his own strangled journalist at the direction of the former Minister of internal Affairs Yuriy Kravchenko.
Pechersk district court of Kyiv on January 29, 2013 recognized Oleksiy Pukach guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment (the maximum measure of redemption in Ukraine). Currently in the appeal court of Kyiv passes the consideration of the appeal protection Pukach on the verdict.
in addition, Pukach during the trial said that he believes the assassination of former President Kuchma and former Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn. Kuchma and Lytvyn deny their attachment to the killing of Gongadze.