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KIEV, March 23. /TASS/. Ukraine’s former ruling Party of Regions on Monday confirmed the death of the younger son of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych.
"On March 20, the life of Viktor Viktorovich Yanukovych, of our colleague and the former people’s deputy of Ukraine from the Party of Regions, one of the youngest representatives of the deputy corps in the Verkhovna Rada of V-VII convocations, came to a tragic end," the press service of the party said.
"He was 33 years old when he died," the statement reads.
The party’s leadership has sent sincere condolences to the parents of Viktor Yanukovych, his widow Olga and son Ilya.
In the statement, the party however gave no details about the circumstances of his death.
Media reports earlier said that Viktor Yanukovych junior, the son of the ousted president of Ukraine, had drowned in Lake Baikal in Russia on Friday. The minibus in which he was traveling drowned under ice.
The Baikal rescue team of the Russian Emergencies Ministry later confirmed to journalists that an accident had taken place on March 20 near Cape Khoboi when a Volkswagen minibus with six people drowned under ice. Five passengers were saved, but the driver died.
However, the spokesman said there was no one with a surname of Yanukovych among those killed and injured. The victim’s name in the documents was Viktor Alexeyevich Davydov, born in 1981.
Viktor Yanukovych junior was born in 1981 in Yenakiyevo, in the Donetsk region. He graduated from the Donetsk National University. In 2010, he became the honorary president of the Ukrainian youth political organization, the Young Regions.
He was also a master of sports in the category auto racing. In 2012, he became the vice president of Ukraine’s Motorists Association, which he later led.