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[OFFICIAL] Former Ukraine governor found dead in apparent suicide – ministry

Oleksandr Peklushenko, who served as the governor of Ukraine's southeastern province of Zaporizhia until he was ousted last year, was found dead at his home on Thursday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the interior ministry says. He was 60 years old.

The ministry said Peklushenko was found dead at about 1:05 p.m. local time at his home in the village of Soniachne in Zaporizhia district, having died of a gunshot wound to his neck. The ministry said it was treating the death as a suicide but is looking into all possible versions.

Peklushenko served as the governor of Zaporizhia from November 2011 until his ouster in March 2014, prompted by the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych just days earlier.

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