Prominent Jewish businessman and his bodyguard murdered in UkraineBy Mason White 12:07 PM September 5, 2014
|Funeral of George Zilberbord|
By: Anika Rao
A prominent Jewish businessman was murdered in Ukraine, police said.
Donetsk Police said that the Jewish man and his bodyguard were killed last week, during a shootout with unknown assailants.
47-year-old George Zilberbord, a member of the Jewish Community Board, was shot dead by men who stormed the area around his home on the outskirts of the city.
According to the initial investigation, the gunmen were looking to rob houses in the area.
“The gunmen came to steal from his house. That is when Zilberbord along with the head of his security detail approached them to try to negotiate. However, both were killed,” a spokesperson for the Donetsk Jewish community said.
Zilberbrod was buried in Kiev on Monday.