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Viktor Yanukovych's Drowned Son Buried in Sevastopol, Report Says

An unnamed grave, believed to be that of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's son Viktor, is pictured at the Brotherhood cemetery in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 23, 2015.

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's son Viktor was buried Monday at a military cemetery in Sevastopol, news reports said.

Russian tabloid Lifenews, which has good contacts among Russia's law enforcement authorities, reported Viktor Yanukovych was buried Monday at the military Brotherhood Cemetery in Sevastopol, Crimea.

The son of the ousted Ukrainian president drowned after a minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake, an aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

Viktor, 33, a racing car enthusiast who headed the Ukrainian Automobile Association when his father was in power, was not able to unbuckle his seat belt in time to get out, he added.

Material from the Moscow Times was added to this report.

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