BBC: Russian ex-MP Voronenkov shot dead at Kiev hotel
A former Russian MP who fled to Ukraine last year has been shot dead outside a hotel in the capital, Kiev.
Denis Voronenkov and his bodyguard were attacked as they left the Premier Palace hotel in the centre of the city, reports say.
The bodyguard fired back at the attacker and both were wounded, according to local media.
Mr Voronenkov was a controversial figure, who left Russia amid accusations of fraud.
Witnesses say they heard seven shots fired outside the hotel. The attack was most likely a contract killing, Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko told 112 Ukrayina TV.
President Petro Poroshenko went further, accusing Russia of "state terrorism". He also linked the shooting to the series of explosions at a munitions dump near Kharkiv, in Ukraine's north-east, describing it as the "signature style of Russian special services"
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WNU Editor: They caught the killer, so some answers are probably going to be answered .... Suspected killer of former State Duma MP now in hospital 'under police protection' (TASS). Russian ex-MP Voronenkov was a member of the Communist Party in parliament, and he made a lot of enemies. Calling opponents like Russian President Putin a Nazi, and exposing corruption among the elite made him a target. If I was to make a guess on who had paid the contract to have him killed .... I would say it was one of Putin's cronies who feared that this ex-MP's revelations would embarrass him (or worse). The Daily Beast interviewed him last month .... Russian Whistleblowers Turn on Putin—But Can They Be Trusted? (Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast).
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