Kuchma 'behind reporter's kidnap'

Who would you believe?

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma was one of the organisers of the abduction of a prominent reporter, a parliamentary commission believes.

Georgiy Gongadze disappeared in September 2000 and his headless body was found in a wood two months later.

The head of the commission probing the murder, Grygoriy Omelchenko, told MPs his colleagues “unanimously identified” Mr Kuchma as the kidnap’s organiser.

Mr Kuchma – who was Ukraine’s president until 2004 – denies any involvement.