Former partner of opera singer Maria Maksakova Vladimir Tyurin, whom Ukrainian prosecution accuses of ordering former Duma MP Voronenkov’s murder, denies accusations and calls them nonsense. Lawyer Sergey Beliak, who previously represented Tyurin, said this to Interfax.
Tyurin, according to his lawyer, accuses “Ukrainian nationalists, who hoped to use the murder for new accusations against Russia”.
“Tyurin has nothing to do with this crime, and considers accusations against him nonsense,” the lawyer said.
He noted that his defendant never had any business or arguments with Voronenkov, whom he barely knew, and never impeded Voronenkov’s relationship with his former partner Maria Maksakova.
Beliak called “Tyurin being controlled by the Security Service of Russia”, which Ukraine accuses him of, an even bigger nonsense. “Real organizers miscalculated one thing – that the perpetrator would be killed. Hadn’t this happened, the Ukrainian officials would be able to accuse the FSB employees directly, and this way they had to use Tyurin, and now he is brought into this case in an artificial, groundless, and far-fetched manner,” the lawyer said.
As it was reported earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko announced the results of the investigation of Voronenkov’s murder. According to the prosecution, Vladislav Tyurin is a crime boss with the FSB connections, who commissioned the murder as he had personal reasons: his former partner Maria Maksakova became Voronenkov’s wife.