Myroslava Gongadze, the widow of journalist Georgy Gongadze, insists on holding abroad of a DNA study of the fragments of the skull recently found in Kyiv region, which is believed to belong to Georgy, as she does not trust the forensic medicine establishments of Ukraine in the view of the case gaining political value after the arrest of the former police general accused of involvement in the murder, according to Valentyna Telychenko, the representative of Myroslava Gongadze at court, Ukrainian News reported.

Valentyna Telychenko told Ukrainian News Myroslava Gongadze has no faith in the forensic medicine establishments of Ukraine. The widow has decided to insist on holding of the expertise examination of the fragments of the skull abroad with the participation of Ukrainian experts.

According to Valentyna Telychenko, the widow of the journalists gives the following reason for her decision: the Gongadze murder case has gained political value with the arrest of Oleksii Pukach, the former head of the Interior Affairs Ministry's department of criminal intelligence who is accused of involvement in the murder of Georgy, and the political pressure on the investigation has grown to the level of the times when Leonid Kuchma was the president of Ukraine.

Speaking on the Fifth TV channel on July 29, Telychenko voiced hope the fragments of the skull found in Kyiv region really belong to Georgy.

"I think there is extremely big probability that the skull fragments found [on July 28] really belong to the body of Georgy Gongadze," Telychenko said.

It is necessary to confirm this through an expert examination abroad, Telychenko said.

Telychenko believes investigators of the Prosecutor General's Office should meet with Myroslava Gongadze and discuss the holding of the identification genotoxic expertise.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, on July 28, the investigative group of the Prosecutor's General Office found fragments of a skull which may belong to murdered journalist Georgy Gongadze in Bila Tserkva district of Kyiv region

Gongadze disappeared on September 16, 2000. His headless body was later found in the woods near Kyiv.


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