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Parshov was fatally wounded by Voronenkov’s state-provided bodyguard in a shootout that also left the bodyguard hospitalize with less serious gunshot injuries. At the time he was killed, Voronenkov had gone from being a loyal Kremlin insider to harsh critic, giving testimony in Ukraine’s criminal investigation against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is now under the protection of Russian President Vladimir Putin after fleeing Ukraine in 2014. Voronenko was in a position to expose Kremlin secrets. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko blamed Putin for the assassination, calling the murder “an act of state terrorism.” Nayyem questions why Voronenkov was not admitted into Ukraine’s secret witness protection program, where he would have been given a higher level of protection. “We have this witness protection program and even more,” Nayyem said, although he doesnt know who is currently in the program.
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Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian member of parliament and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had much to worry about. On Tuesday evening, he said in an interview that he feared for his life, citing anonymous threats against him and his wife, Maria Maksakova, a former member of the United Russia party founded by Putin, with whom he fled to Kiev last year. After receiving Ukrainian citizenship in December, he had testified in the case against Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russia...
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Independence Square, is perhaps the most familiar place in Ukraine, the scene of heroic and tragic events. In the winter of 2013-14, it was the focal point of the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. It was also the place where many of the bodies of those shot by snipers on Feb. 20, 2014 on nearby Instytuska Street were laid out before shocked onlookers. The EuroMaidan Revolution is only the most recent momentous event to occur on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Many other dramatic events have been place here. Four revolutions Over the past 112 years, the square has witnessed four revolutions. The first took place in March 1905, when 15,000 Ukrainian workers and peasants came to Kyiv City Hall, which was located on the present site of the square, to demand political freedoms and economic rights. Despite being crushed, the 1905-07 revolution contributed to the national liberation movement later.
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Voronenkov's bodyguard and the gunman were both injured in the shootout and were being treated in hospital, Kryshchenko said, adding that the gunman's identity had yet to be established. The shooting occurred at around 11.30am (0930 GMT, 5.30pm Malaysia) in the centre of the Ukrainian capital, police said. Voronenkov and his wife Maria Maksakova, also a former lawmaker and a well-known opera singer, left Russia for Ukraine last year. Voronenkov received Ukrainian citizenship in December after he testified against Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in February 2014 amid pro-Western protests. Voronenkov told Ukrainian media in February that he had repeatedly received threats from Russian security services. Moscow and Kiev have been locked in a bitter dispute since Russia seized Crimea in March 2014, plunging ties between Moscow and the West to their lowest point since the Cold War. — AFP
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Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyiv Thursday in a likely contract killing ordered by Russia, Ukrainian police said. Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last year, fearing for his safety and testified in a treason case against Ukraine’s pro-Russia former president, Viktor Yanukovych. Ukraine's general prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, said Voronenkov’s testimony in the case likely led to his death. "In broad daylight in the center of Kyiv, former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot,” Lutsenko said. “He had provided investigators of the military prosecutor's office with highly important (witness) testimony for the case. This was a typical show execution of a witness by the Kremlin." Police said Voronenkov was standing outside a hotel in central Kyiv when the assailant shot and killed him. Voronenkov’s bodyguard was also wounded, but returned fire and hit the gunman.
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