UKRAINE JOURNALIST GONGADZE TRIAL IN COURT OF APPEAL IN KIEV
Myroslava Gongadze, widow of beheaded reporter Georgiy Gongadze, leaves the Ukraine's appeal court in Kiev, January 9, 2006. Three former police officers are accused of the murder in 2000 of Ukrainian opposition journalist Georgy Gongadze, a killing seen as a landmark on the road to the "orange revolution" protests in the ex-Soviet nation. The death of Gongadze, whose headless corpse was found in a wood in November 2000, undermined the rule of then-President Leonid Kuchma, who faced accusations of covering up the killing. (UPI Photo/Sergey Starostenko)
Ukrainian investigators say they suspect skull pieces found near the capital Kiev might belong to journalist Georgiy Gongadze, beheaded nine years ago.
Former Ukrainian Gen. Oleksiy Pukach, suspected of killing journalist Georgiy Gongadze, is helping investigators to solve the 9-year-old case, officials said.
Three former Ukrainian police officers have been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for killing a reporter eight years ago.
Three former Ukraine police officers went on trial in the capital Kiev, accused in the slaying of Georgiy Gongadze, a noted opposition journalist.
A Ukrainian parliamentary commission has concluded that former President Leonid Kuchma was behind the September 2000 abduction of a prominent reporter.
The death of former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuri Kravchenko last month was almost certainly suicide, the nation's security service chief says.
Leonid Kuchma, former president of Ukraine, has cut short his Czech Republic spa vacation after his former interior minister was found dead.