Ukraine MP found shot dead in his office

Ilya Zhegulev

A Ukrainian MP has been found shot dead in his office, the deputy interior minister Anton Gerashchenko says.

"The body of lawmaker Valerii Davydenko was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head," Gerashchenko wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday, adding that police and prosecutors would investigate all possible reasons behind the death.

The body was found in the toilet of Davydenko's office.

From May 2013 to March 2014, Davydenko was Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

He ran as an independent in last year's parliamentary election.