Mykhailo Chechetov, former deputy head of the Party of Regions parliament faction in the time of the president Viktor Yanukovych, killed himself jumping out of the window of his apartment at 17 floor in Kyiv on the night of Feb. 27.
Chechetov was under home arrest and wore an electronic bracelet as he was charged with violating his authority during the vote for the so-called “dictator laws" passed on Jan. 16, 2014 that were widely limiting civil freedoms.
Chechetov's wife, who was present in the apartment, called the police. The police reports say she woke up around 1 a.m. and went looking for her husband in the apartment. She found a suicide note in the study.
Lawmaker Anton Herashchenko, adviser at the Interior Ministry, cited the suicide note on his Facebook page. According to him, the note said, "I have no moral strength to live anymore. I'm leaving. I think it will be better for everyone. Thank you all for support."