Ukrainian Transport Minister Heorhiy Kirpa (search) was found dead with a gunshot wound Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.
Kirpa's body was found in his country house just outside the Ukrainian capital, his press secretary, Eduard Zenyuk, was quoted as telling Interfax. Zenyuk could not immediately be reached for comment.
A duty officer in Kiev's (search) police headquarters told The Associated Press that Kirpa was found wounded. When asked whether Kirpa had committed suicide, the officer would not comment.