Controversial Ukrainian publicist and former editor of Segodnya newspaper Oles Buzina has been shot dead this afternoon in central Kyiv.
His death was confirmed by the Advisor to the Interior Ministry Anton Herashchenko on his Facebook page.
Also, the Interior Ministry press-office reported Buzina was killed by two masked men. An investigation is underway.
Photos of the tragedy scene have appeared on the Internet.
Shortly after the murder, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned the murder during his annual Q&A session in Moscow.