The American and his alleged Ukrainian accomplice were arrested and charged with attempted murder, Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said at a press briefing on Nov. 18.
At the briefing, Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko alleged that the duo wanted to kill him over a business conflict from 2018, before he became a minister.
Without mentioning any names, Leshchenko referred to a January Kyiv Post report about U.S. farmer Kurt Groszhans, who was suing Leshchenko for allegedly stealing $250,000. Groszhans did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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