He stated: "Parliamentary candidate from People's Front Volodymyr Borysenko was blown with explosives today in Boryspil. He is currently in a hospital being severely injured. Borysenko was threatened earlier and he wrote a statement to the police."
Advisor to the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko wrote on Facebook later: "The life of the candidate from the People's Front party Volodymyr Borysenko was attempted an hour ago in Boryspil."
He was fired at from a firearm, and a homemade bomb was thrown under his feet when he went out into the yard to feed his dog.
The bullet was stopped by body armor which Volodymyr Borysenko started to wear just after receiving telephone threats and having a pig's head dumped of as a warning.
Currently Borysenko is administered to a hospital in a state of pain shock. He will live.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs Investigation Department in Kyiv region initiated criminal proceedings as assault to murder, but subsequently the crime was qualified as a terrorist act due to the General Prosecution of Ukraine demand.
The investigators are considering two versions of the death action, including the one associated with Borysenko's participation in elections in 98th electoral constituency, and the other connected to his business activities.
Later, President's press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko stated: "President Poroshenko instructed Chairman of the SBU Nalyvaichenko to urgently investigate the incident, which took place in Boryspil with parliamentary candidate Volodymyr Borysenko, and report back within a day."