Ukraine Lawmaker, Involved In Probe, Found Dead In Taxi, Police Say «Fell Ill».

Ukraine Lawmaker, Involved In Probe, Found Dead In Taxi, Police Say 'Fell Ill'

Ukrainian lawmaker Anton Poliakov fell ill and died in a taxi, police said. (File)

Kyiv:

A Ukrainian lawmaker involved in a probe into corruption in the defence sector fell ill and died in a taxi on Friday morning, police said, adding that a forensic examination had been ordered to establish the cause of death.

The lawmaker, Anton Poliakov, 33, was a member of parliamentary group Party "For the Future", having been elected to parliament as a member of the ruling Servant of the People party.

"Preliminary, police officers established that the man became ill in a taxi, emergency doctors tried to revive him, but pronounced him dead," the police said in a statement.

The General Prosecutor's Office said Poliakov was found unconscious in the back seat of a taxi, which was stopped by patrol police officers due to traffic violations.

The taxi driver said that the passenger got into his car near a public transport stop outside Kyiv downtown and then became ill, complaining of feeling nauseous.

"Valuables, documents, a mobile phone and money were found and confiscated," the prosecutors said in a statement.

It said the taxi was taken for examination and the driver was being interrogated by investigators.

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