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Ukrainian Prosecutors to Question Kuchma Over Journalist's Death

Prosecutors in Ukraine say they want to question former President Leonid Kuchma about the death of an investigative reporter five years ago.

Officials will pose questions about Georgy Gongadze, an Internet journalist who had been critical of Mr. Kuchma's government.

No date has been set for the interview.

The journalist disappeared in September 2000 and his decapitated body was found weeks later.

Mr. Kuchma's former bodyguard says he secretly recorded conversations during which the former leader allegedly implicates himself in the killing.

The former president has denied any involvement in Mr. Gongadze's death.

Friday, his former interior minister, Yuri Kravchenko, apparently committed suicide hours before he was to be questioned in the case.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP.