Ukraine's ex-minister of foreign affairs detained on suspicion of murder.

The incident was registered on February 21.

Kozhara is facing murder charges / Photo from UNIAN

Kozhara is facing murder charges / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's former minister of foreign affairs, Leonid Kozhara, has been detained on suspicion of murder.

"Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara has just been detained by police on suspicion of intentionally killing a citizen in his own house," Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko said on Facebook on March 25.

Read alsoBusinessman reportedly shot dead in ex-Foreign Minister Kozhara's house outside Kyiv – media

According to Gerashchenko, Kozhara is now en route to the courtroom where the judge is to decide on his preventive measure.

As UNIAN reported earlier, ex-head of the Inter TV channel, general director of the Atlantic Group holding Serhiy Starytsky was shot dead in the house of Kozhara and his wife, Maryna Kozerod, in the village of Chaiky outside Kyiv on February 21.

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