According to the police report "The police received a phone call that a corpse was found near one of the houses on Zvezdnaia street in Simeiz with signs of violent death. At the moment, Yalta law enforcement officers are working on the site, the heads of the Crimean MIA are expected to come, too" said head of the public relations of the Interior Ministry in Crimea Olha Kondrashova.
According to unofficial information, four bullets hit the mayor. The body was discovered in the car. 40-year-old Kyrylo Kostenko was a member of the ruling Party of Regions.