Prosecutors try to pin 1996 murder of lawmaker on Tymoshenko

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Jan. 22, 2013, 3:08 p.m. | Ukraine — by Katya Gorchinskaya

Yevhen Shcherban, a wealthy businessman and a member of parliament who was gunned down on an airport runway in Donetsk on Nov. 3, 1996.
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Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 Amid rising speculation that she is in ill health and is not being allowed to properly consult with her lawyers, imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko learned on Jan. 18 that prosecutors suspect her of involvement in the 1996 gangland-style assassination of Donetsk member of parliament Yevhen Shcherban.

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