Russian Federation initiates criminal case regarding Voronenkov’s murder

Source : 112 Ukraine

Investigator Denis Zherenov is working on this case, he is also investigating fraud case against Voronenkov
22:17, 29 March 2017

Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated criminal case in the murder of ex-State Duma MP Denis Voronenkov, Ria News reports with reference to the source close to the investigation.

"Investigative Committee initiated the case in Voronenkov’s murder. The case is carried out by investigator Denis Zherenov," interlocutor of the agency tells.

According to the agency, the mentioned investigator is also working on fraud case against Voronenkov.

Voronenkov’s lawyer in turn told the agency that he was not informed about opening of case due to MP’s murder.

There is no official confirmation of the opened case from the Russian Investigative Committee yet.

Ex-State Duma MP Voronenkov was shot in Kyiv downtown. 

It also became known that Voronenkov's killer is citizen of Ukraine. The killer died in the hospital in Kyiv. He got two wounds in the chest and one shot in the head.

Denis Voronenkov and llya Ponomarev, former MPs of the Russian State Duma, are the witnesses in treason case against fugitive Victor Yanukovych. According to the Prosecutor General Office, the law allows to add Voronenkov’s testimony on written record on the stage of the court investigation.

Law enforcers say it’s a contract murder. “This is the first version we consider, knowing who the victim is and his activity and the way a crime was committed.”

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