Maksakova publicly apologized to Tyurik for accusing him of murdering her husband
The widow admitted that she could not talk because of a nondisclosure subscription.
On the air of NTV, the widow of slain State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, Maria Maksakova, admitted that she was wrong in accusing her ex-husband Vladimir Tyurin (Tyurik) of involvement in the crime.
“I have already said that if this turned out to be untrue, I would offer my apologies. After making sure that this is not true, I apologize... I think he probably understands that by going to the court to give a statement I meant ‘forgive me’” the opera singer said, adding that she was silent for a long time due to a nondisclosure agreement.
Previously, Maksakova already said that she did not believe in the involvement of Tyurin in Voronenkov’s murder. According to her, the hit was ordered by Denis Panaitov and Vitaly Kachur.
Nevertheless, Kyiv Prosecutor's Office still does not exclude that the murder was organized by Tyurin, among others. The office stressed that they were surprised by the new testimony of Maksakova, because the widow had not previously told the investigators that Tyurin was not involved in the crime.
Denis Panaitov is ex-Head of the Investigation Committee of the Odintsovo district, Moscow region. Maksakova said that Voronenkov and she met with the security official after moving to Kyiv. They rented an apartment from him, instead offering their own in Moscow. As a result, the singer registered her residential property in the name of Panaitov, but he refused to give her his apartment in Kyiv.
“I was insisting for a month and a half that he had a motive for murder,” she told Gordon.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia. Voronenkov was shot in the center of Kyiv on March 23, 2017. The ex-deputy’s bodyguard wounded the killer, and the latter died in hospital. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine claimed that the organizer of the crime was Maksakova’s former civil husband, thief in law Tyurik. In October 2017, Maksakova claimed that she was familiar with the conclusions of the investigation about the involvement of Tyurin in the murder, noting that "there were proven episodes" and "there was no doubt about it." In turn, Tyurik denies his involvement.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.