Former Russian MP shot dead in Kiev, Ukraine | The Independent: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the killing “clearly shows the handwriting of Russian special services shown repeatedly in various European capitals in the past”.
In a statement released by his spokesman, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, Mr Poroshenko described the victim as a key witness who gave testimony about “Russian aggression” to the Ukrainian authorities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed the claim of Russian involvement in the killing as “absurd” in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova went further, saying the “killer regime” in Kiev “will do its best to make sure that no one will ever know the truth about what happened”.
Ilya Ponomaryov, another former MP and Kremlin critic living in Kiev said Mr Voronenkov was killed while heading to meet with him.
Вбивство Дениса Вороненкова. Реакція соцмереж | Українська правда - У центрі Києва вбили колишнього депутата Держдуми РФ від Комуністичної партії Дениса Вороненкова.
У жовтні 2016 року він разом із дружиною Марією Максаковою переїхав жити до Києва і дав свідчення у справі держзради екс-президента Віктора Януковича. -- In the center of Kyiv killed former State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of Denis Voronenkova. In October 2016 he and his wife Mary moved to Maksakova to Kyiv and testified in the case derzhzrady former president Viktor Yanukovych.
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