Former Russian MP Voronenkov, key witness in Yanukovych treason case, assassinated in central Kyiv

Denis Voronenkov. Photo:  NEWSONE

Denis Voronenkov. Photo: NEWSONE 

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UPDATED – Denis Voronenkov, a former member of the Russian Duma who had moved to Kyiv, has been killed in a shootout in central Kyiv at approximately 11:25. Kyiv’s chief of police Andriy Kryshchenko confirmed this in a comment to 112.ua, and the information has been confirmed by Ilya Ponomaryov, another Duma ex-MP, who stated that Voronenkov was heading to a meeting with him.

Voronenko’s bodyguard injured the assailant who was shooting a TT gun at the two men as they were exiting the Premier Palace hotel. The injured assailant and bodyguard were taken to the hospital and police are investigating the scene of crime. Voronenkov was given a bodyguard by the state when he moved from Russia to Ukraine, as the chances of an attempt at his life were high. Later in the evening, the assailant, said to be a Ukrainian citizen, died during surgery.

Read also: Who was Denis Voronenkov, exiled Putin critic murdered in Kyiv?

The first version Ukraine’s police are working on is that Russia is behind Voronenkov’s assasination. “At the present moment we […] are examining the Russian Federation’s actions, directed at eliminating this person as one that gave important testimonies and played a key role in the processes taking place in Ukriane, as the primary version,” Oleksandr Vakulenko, the deputy chief of Kyiv police stated.

In Russia, Denis Voronenko is suspected in a raider capture of a building in Moscow worth $5 mn.

In October 2016, the ex-Duma MP emigrated to Ukraine, fearing persecution in Russia, together with his wife Maria Maksakova, an opera singer. In December he received Ukrainian citizenship. In January 2017, he began to testify in the case of the treason of Ukrainian ex-President Yanukovych, who fled to Russia following Euromaidan protests in Kyiv in the winter of 2013-2014.

On 15 February 2017, Russia’s investigative committee declared him on the federal wanted list.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has classified the assassination as an act of terrorism by Russia.

“Denis Voronenkov’s assassination in the center of Kyiv is act of state terrorism by Russia, which he was forced to leave for political reasons. It is clearly done in the handwriting of Russian special services, which has repeatedly manifested itself in various European capitals,” said Poroshenko at an emergency meeting with law enforcers.

“Voronenkov was one of the main witnesses of Russian aggression against Ukraine and, in particular, Yanukovych’s role on the introduction of Russian troops to Ukraine. I think it’s no coincidence that the murder took place on the same day of the Balakleia sabotage in the Kharkiv region,” said Poroshenko, referring to a fire at the munition factory in the Kharkiv Oblast, as a result of which 20,000 were evacuated.

 

 

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  • Dirk Smith
    • Njordheim

      Fukk Fascist Bandera! Ukraps are terrorists.
      Galicia is NOT Ukraine. It is Stolen land from Poland!

      • Quartermaster

        But, it is the Russians that have been terrorizing people, murdering opponents, and invading their neighbors. Too bad you insist on being a liar and troll.

        • Njordheim

          Incorrect – if you do not like Ukrainian Orthodox Russia have your Khazarain-Catholic Galicia succeed. Yesterday!

          • Quartermaster

            You’re wasting time telling your lies troll.

          • Njordheim

            We know rabid troll that you Catholic-Khazarain trash form Galicia like Russian part of Ukraine. You problem vile baboons is that Russia is no Poland and will not allow you to murder Orthodox women and children as you did with The Volhynian massacres – which you are not denying you committed in cold blood.

            Ukrainian Member of Parliament, Nadezhda Savchenko, who has previously been charged with the murder of journalists in the Donbass, and subsequently pardoned by President Putin’s decree – has stated that there are three possible scenarios for the future development of Ukraine, one of which includes a break-up of the country into several pieces which we know will occur.

            Poland will have its revenge!

          • Quartermaster

            Coherence is not your strong suit. Ukraine is on far stronger ground than Russia. Russia is declining, Ukraine is rising. Russia is about to go financially bust and Putin’s, and your, little world will come crashing down with it.

            It would be best for you to,

            1. Get off the Krokodil
            2. Learn some English

          • Njordheim

            Nah… more of he same Galician/Catholic fantasies on steroids. If I had a dollar each time an Ukrap Troll said Russia is gong bust I would be a millioner. I LOL @ You Old Man! You are trying hard and are failing … miserably.

            http://katehon.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/1poroshenko_0.jpg?itok=aSWHWLky

      • Dirk Smith

        LOL. Cue the mongol retards. The lumpenproletariat of the world.

        • Andrew Chmile

          He’s a ***SERBIAN***

        • Njordheim

          PORKY is suck Ukrap Loser!

    • Rafael Hernandez

      Will a picture of a notorious massmurderer help you cause?

    • Njordheim

      SLAVA UKRAINA AND GALICIAN NAZI LOSERS!!! https://fakepics.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/ukraine-1.jpg

  • Brent

    Putin killing “his own” AGAIN…

  • Scradje

    Terror state commits terror act. The chances of it being anything other than a pootlerstan job are close to zero.

    • Rafael Hernandez

      According to you and the regime In Kiev??? hah both have a credibility close to zero

    • Njordheim

      You are right about the Ukraine being a terro state, SCRETIN. Worse still, Netanyhau’s “business deal” with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, known as “ISIS” is going bust. It might not happen today but it will happen. In the process, Netanyahu is playing a desperate and dangerous game

      He ordered fake stories to turn Russia, Syria and Iran against each other, accusing Russia of selling compromised missile systems to both and also accusing Russia of secretly supporting Israel against both Syria and Iran. Has Netanyahu gone insane?

      What is your rabbi-grabby saying?

  • Njordheim

    As a result of an attempt to break through positions of the Armed Forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the southern sector of the front near the village of Kominternovo, located in the Mariupol area, the Ukrainian Army lost 15 soldiers, 10 of whom were killed and 5 others were wounded, the press service of the DPR People’s Militia reported on Monday.

    • Quartermaster

      A liar believes liars. No surprise there. Too bad the facts are out and nothing of the sort took place.

      • Njordheim

        If you had anything to refute that, you’d present it. You have nothing, so all you can do is act like as dumb Ukrainian liar you are.

        • Dirk Smith

          You actually believe mongol propaganda. LOL. Retard.

          • Andrew Chmile

            He’s a ***SERBIAN*** MENTAL CASE!!!
            Seriously!

            A “wanna-be” Ruski troll ….. but ONLY A LOUSY **VOLUNTEER**
            with NOTHING TO DO!!!

            About a 100 dif. I.D.s …. easy to recognize….
            FOR YEARS he POSTED EVERY DAY, ALL DAY!!!!

            Really a TRUE MENTAL CASE ***SERBIAN*** POS!

            Thinks Ruski are gods!!! :)))

            This is his “JOB” :)
            He has NOTHING ELSE TO DO OR TO “LIVE FOR” :))

            Copy for that ***SERBIAN** SCUMBAG!! :))

        • Quartermaster

          I don’t have to present a thing. You’re the one coming on here, acting a chimp throwing fecal matter. Not I.

          • Njordheim

            You make no sense. Typical Banderite low IQ behavior.

          • Quartermaster

            To a Russian troll, nothing ever makes sense.

          • Njordheim

            Nope. You make no sense!
            Typical Banderite low IQ behavior.

          • Njordheim

            Why are you Galicians so stupid? You make no sense. Typical Banderite low IQ behavior.

        • Andrew Chmile

          Copy fo’ you ***SERBIAN*** mental case! :)
          ———–
          For Dirk Smith:

          He’s a ***SERBIAN*** MENTAL CASE!!!
          Seriously!

          A “wanna-be” Ruski troll ….. but ONLY A LOUSY **VOLUNTEER**
          with NOTHING TO DO!!!

          About a 100 dif. I.D.s …. easy to recognize….
          FOR YEARS he POSTED EVERY DAY, ALL DAY!!!!

          Really a TRUE MENTAL CASE ***SERBIAN*** POS!

          Thinks Ruski are gods!!! :)))

          This is his “JOB” :)
          He has NOTHING ELSE TO DO OR TO “LIVE FOR” :))

          Copy for that ***SERBIAN** SCUMBAG!! :))

  • Njordheim

    “He was highly critical of the Russian authorities.”
    It’s obvious. The Ukrogestapo whacked him to make it look like Putin did it.

  • putinputout

    Well, everyone that is a threat to Putler seems to untimely die.

  • veth

    Another fascist crime by the little fascist.

  • zorbatheturk

    They are dropping like flies now.

  • Njordheim