Ukraine’s Interbank Currency Exchange Chairman, Vadim Hetman, was assassinated last night at the entrance to his home in downtown Kyiv. The authorities have no immediate explanation for the murder. (Itar-Tass, April 23) A wealthy financier, Hetman was also a powerful political figure and headed the Group of Independent Deputies in the Ukrainian parliament. (Details in tomorrow’s Monitor)
MORE FEDERAL AID PROPOSED FOR RUSSIA’S DISPUTED KURIL ISLANDS.