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Former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Kiev, was on way to testify against Putin ally

A Former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov Was Shot Dead In Kiev City Centre, According To Media Report On Thursday. Denis Voronenkov, The Former State Duma Deputy, Was Testifying Against Ukraine's Ex-President Yanukovych.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 23 Mar 2017, 06:16:52 PM
Former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Kiev

New Delhi:

A former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in the centre of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, said media report on Thursday.

Denis Voronenkov, the former State Duma deputy, was testifying against Ukraine's ex-President Yanukovych. 

Denis Voronenkov was killed around noon and his bodyguard was injured in the attack, Kiev police chief Andriy Kryschenko said.

Natspolitsiyi spokesman Jaroslav Trakalo said: "Yes, I can confirm that the victim - former State Duma deputy Voronenkov."

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the killing was an act of Russian "state terrorism."

It was reported in Pravda that Voronenkov was out of the hotel with his bodyguard on Thursday when an unknown person opened fire on both of them. Voronenkov died on the spot and his injured bodyguard fired in response and wounded the attacker.

Voronenkov, 45, a former member of the Communist faction in the lower house of the Russian parliament.

He had moved to Ukraine last year and was given Ukrainian citizenship.

He left Russia with his wife Maria Maksakova, who was also an MP.

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First Published : 23 Mar 2017, 04:44:00 PM

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