Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko, citing his source, said that former MP Davyd Zhvania died on May 9 from artillery fire near the invaders’ checkpoint near the village of Novopokrovka, Zaporizhzhia region.
It is also reported that Zhvania had Russian citizenship and was an unofficial representative of Rosatom.
"There are more questions than answers in this story, especially what he did in the gray zone," Рerashchenko wrote.
Telegram channel "Zakarpattia | War | News" reported that an artillery shell hit a Volkswagen car, where Zhvania and another passenger, a man born in 1972, were. As a result, Zhvania died, but the second passenger survived.
Zhvania's body, according to sources, is in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, criminal proceedings have been launched under Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war).
Official sources have not yet commented on the information about Zhvania’s death.
It should be noted that about 100 km from the place where Zhvania died, in Enerhodar, there is the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is now controlled by the occupiers and administered by representatives of Rosatom.
Who is Davyd Zhvania
Davyd Zhvania is a Ukrainian politician, People's Deputy of three convocations (from 2002 to 2013). He collaborated with various political forces: with the Our Ukraine party and the Christian Democratic Union. In the third convocation, he was a member of the Party of Regions faction. He left it after the news about the dispersal of students on November 29-30, 2013, which was the beginning of the Revolution of Dignity.
Zhvania is from Tbilisi. He said that he had been living in Ukraine since 1991, he had been granted citizenship in 1999.
In 1998, he became president of the enterprise Brinkford that supplied Russian nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
From February to September 2005, Zhvania was Minister for Emergency Situations in Yulia Tymoshenko's government.