It is reported that the 53-year-old former Verkhovna Rada deputy left a suicide note in which he asked everyone's forgiveness. Stanislav Melnyk headed 'Donetsk Brewery' Joint Venture for six years. He was CEO of 'Lux' JSC in Donetsk from 2005 until he was elected the Verkhovna Rada deputy. Melnyk was also a member of the Donetsk City Council in 2002-2006.
"Another disheartening suicide of the former member of the Party of Regions took place - we lost Stanislav Melnyk this time. Suicidal depression among members of the Party of Regions is reaching epidemic proportions. It turns out that not only position in the State Property Fund has negative influence on people but also the one of the Donetsk Brewery CEO. Yurii Pavlenko, who also occupied the position of Sarmat (Donetsk Brewery) director general was killed in Donetsk in 1998 as well," blogger and journalist Denys Kazanskii wrote.
'Lux' JSC and Sarmat brewery are known to be owned by Rinat Akhmetov.
Earlier, Mykhailo Chechetov, the former Verkhovna Rada deputy and the Party of Regions ex-member suspected of promoting adoption of dictatorial laws on January 16, 2014, jumped out of a window in his apartment on the 17th floor Feb. 28. According to some credible persons, Chechetov could be forced to commit a suicide.