Lidia Wolanskyj wrote this article , Road Rage, on all the highway fatalities in Ukraine. Published in 2001 in The Eastern Economist, It’s a really interesting read—of particular interest to me, of course, because my father was killed in a car accident there.
My father was killed in a car accident. That’s what I was told and what I was always taught. But.
"Let me just read you the list of prominent people I know of, who have died in highway fatalities since we started publishing in February 1994:
July 8, 1994, George Yurchyshyn, 54, US citizen, director of the Boston-based Ukraine Fund in Kyiv and his two Ukrainian assistants, age 34, and 33: DOA
Nov. 13, 1997, Roman Lischynski, 57, Canadian director of the NATO IDC in Kyiv, and his driver: DOA
December, 1997, George Kuzmycz, US official dealing with nukes: DOA
Aug. 8, 1998, Oleksandr Veselovskiy, governor of Oschadny Bank: DOA
Mar. 25, 1999, Viacheslav Chornovil, 61, VR deputy, founder of RUKH and his driver, 35: DOA
Apr. 26, 1999, Borys Marusych, 49, general manager of UkrInMash: DOA
Apr. 30, 1999, Vasyl Vovk, Ternopil governor, and driver, seriously injured; other driver: DOA
Jan. 28, 2001, Oleksandr Yemets, 41, VR deputy, member of Reformy i Poriadok: DOA
Nov. 9, 2001, Gregory Hulka, 44, new US Consul General to Ukraine; his daughter Abigail, 10; driver Yuriy Kotyk: DOA”