Fugitive Deputy Voronenkov under Ukrainian Security Service protection 

Fugitive Deputy Voronenkov under Ukrainian Security Service protection
Former deputies spouses Maria Maksakova and Denis Voronenkov in a Kiev restaurant Photo: The CrimeRussia

According to the CrimeRussia’s source, the former MP was spotted with his wife in a restaurant in the center of Kiev a few days ago.

Former State Duma Deputy from the Communist Party Denis Voronenkov is under protection as an important witness. According to insider information from the CrimeRussia’s source, he is currently at the base of the Security Service of Ukraine. His wife Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs – former State Duma Deputy from the United Russia and opera singer – is also there.

Earlier it was reported that the fugitive deputy had testified before the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine on charges of treason against former President Viktor Yanukovych. According to Kommersant, Denis Voronenkov “took the initiative, made contact with Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko, and testified in the case of Yanukovych.” In particular, Voronenkov has confirmed the alleged agreement between the former Ukrainian president and Russia. As reported by the CrimeRussia’s source, in addition to oral testimony, Voronenkov has some documents that are relevant to the case. He has managed to take them outside the Russian Federation. Another former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev had also previously testified in this case. 

As announced by the presidium of the Communist Party’s Central Committee the other day, the ex-Deputy has stopped communicating. On January 30, 2017, Maria Maksakova was to perform in The Queen of Spades at the Mariinsky Theatre in Moscow, however, her role of Countess was given to another performer. 

Several days ago, Voronenkov and his wife were spotted in BEEF meat & wine restaurant in the center of Kiev near a synagogue. A picture of the spouses has been made available to the outlet.

Let us recall that the Investigative Committee of Russia suspects Denis Voronenkov of involvement in the raider seizure of a building in the center of Moscow. There has been an attempt to seize the building with a bakery and a shop on Mezhdunarodnaya Street, owned by head of Toma company Otari Kobakhidze. Voronenkov has also participated in the scheme. He would look for buyers to sell the real estate re-registered in the name of straw persons. Businessman Vitaly Kachur, who agreed to buy the house for 2 million dollars, has given Voronenkov 100 thousand dollars as an advance.

According to investigation, he has received 1.2 million dollars more from the buyer for his services, as he had helped to solve the problems with the building reregistration. All participants of the fraudulent scheme have fully admitted their guilt, made a plea bargain, and given evidence, including against Voronenkov. However, his parliamentary immunity has prevented the investigation from holding him criminally liable. He disappeared after failing to pass to the State Duma during September elections last year. 

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