Oleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Biliy, the coordinator of the Right Sector ultra-nationalistic group in western Ukraine, was killed in the city of Rivne last night, parliamentarian Oleksandr Doniy said on his Facebook page.
"I have just been told that Sashko Biliy (Oleksandr Muzychko) was killed. Two vehicles cut up his car, after which he was dragged out of his car and forced into one of these vehicles. He was then thrown out of the vehicle handcuffed behind his back and with two gunshot wounds to his heart," Doniy said.
On March 7, the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal inquiry against Muzychko, who was suspected of involvement in acts of banditry targeting Russian federal forces in Chechnya in the 1990s.
Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax that Muzychko was accused of "killing at least 20 soldiers of federal forces held in captivity."
"A resolution assigning a defendant's status to Muzychko and putting him on the international most wanted list was issued on March 7, 2014," he said.