Nemtsov had evidence of Russia’s presence in Ukraine — Poroshenko

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2015/02/28 • News

The Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov promised to disclose evidence of the participation of Russian armed forces in the conflict in the Donbas, President Petro Poroshenko said on February 28.

“A few weeks ago I had a conversation with him on how to build relations between Ukraine and Russia as we  would like to see them. Boris declared that he was going to disclose compelling evidence of the participation of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine. Someone was really afraid of that. Boris was not afraid. The executioners were afraid, and they killed him,” Poroshenko said.

According to Poroshenko, Nemtsov was a “great friend of Ukraine and a great patriot of Russia, a person who was like a bridge connecting our two countries. (A person) who created the kinds of relations between Ukraine and Russia that Ukrainians would like to see.”

Most of all, Nemtsov was a symbol of a Russian who treated Ukraine with sincerity and respect, a person who fought and gave everything to protect freedom in his country, he added.

“On March 1, he was supposed to head up a march of several thousands to demonstrate that there is a different Russia that loves Ukraine, that respects human rights, and for whom freedom is not an empty word. And he was ready to give his life for freedom and democracy,” Poroshenko concluded.

As reported earlier, the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov  was killed during the night of February 27-28. An unknown assailant shot the politician four times. He died at the scene.

In an interview on February 10, Nemtsov stated that he feared that Russian President Vladimir Putin would “order” his murder for his outspoken views. Nemtsov was murdered one day before the “Spring” opposition march that had been planned for March 1.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Ukrinform

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  • Charles J. Kollman

    Freedom in Russia is only if you support and speak well of the Reptilian. How long will it take for the people of Russian to learn the truth that since at least 1917 they have been given nothing but lies and have been Ruled by an elite upper class of Tyrants like the savage beast Stalin.

    • Michel Cloarec

      If you are in Russia, you can´t criticize the Gvnt or especially not the warlord.
      See what´s happened to Boris Nemtsov !

      • Charles J. Kollman

        That is what i said.

  • Michel Cloarec

    Boris Nemtsov should received a medal from P Poroshenko. Unfortunatly one great friend to Ukraine has to die . Pity !