Young Ukranian MP who was previously involved in a push to oust the country’s prosecutor-general died while riding in a taxi in the capital, Kyiv earlier today.
The young man was taken for an autopsy.
According to the police statement, Polyakov was found unconscious in the back seat of a taxi that had been stopped for traffic violations early on October 8. An ambulance was called and the doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.
Polyakov, 33, was elected as a lawmaker in July 2019 as a member of the ruling Servant of the People party.
In November 2019 he was excluded by the party for unethical behavior.