One of the deputies of Kharkiv city council told Ukrinform.
"Yuri Dement was a non-public person. As a businessman and owner of the businesses, he is not listed in the state registry of legal entities. However, in narrow circles he is known as a jewelry factory owner, as well as a retail network of jewelry stores and a network of laundries owner. He is also rumored to supervise the financial flows of local utilities enterprises, and their number reaches 70 companies," the deputy said.
According to him, a number of companies could be owned by the relatives of the deceased, including his father - Borys Dement.
Earlier, Ukrinform reported that at about 9.00 the Jewish cemetery №3, 52-year-old businessman from Kharkiv Yuri Dement was shot dead from an assault rifle fire. He was famous as the "right hand" and the "brains" of the city mayor Hennady Kernes.
A criminal case has been opened under the article "premeditated murder." Forensics experts are working at the scene.