New York, September 16, 2010--On Tuesday, Ukrainian prosecutors announced that the late Interior Minister Yuri Kravchenko had ordered the 2000 murder of muckraking Internet journalist Georgy Gongadze
, left, whose decapitated body was found 10 years ago today in a forest outside Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.
's prosecutor-general's office said in a statement
that investigators have finished their probe. The investigation identified General Aleksei Pukach, who was arrested
in July 2009, as the gunman, and Kravchenko, as the mastermind of the journalist's murder. Pukach is in custody and currently studying the case file against him, local reports said.