Kiev: escaped Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov killed
Previously, he was declared internationally wanted upon the fraud case.
In broad daylight in Kiev on the boulevard of Taras Shevchenko fugitive Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was shot.
The incident occurred near the hotel Premier Palace. The former parliamentarian went out with his guard from the hotel and at that time the unknown person opened fire on them. Voronenkov was fatally wounded. During the shootout, the bodyguard of the ex-deputy received a gunshot wound too. It is also known that the guard managed to injure the killer. At the moment, both are in the hospital. At the scene of the incident the investigative and operational group of the Shevchenko Police Department of the National Police in Kiev is working.
Фото из Киева, где застрелен сбежавший Денис Вороненков pic.twitter.com/QvBWwT0zDb— Алексей Нарышкин (@AlexNaryshkin) 23 марта 2017 г.
Tweet: Photo from Kiev, where Denis Voronenkov was shot
Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev wrote in his Facebook that Voronenkov went to meet him.
Facebook post: Denis Voronenkov was killed at 11:25 near Premier Palace. He was going to meet with me. I have no words. The guard managed to wound the attacker. The version is obvious: I said that Voronenkov is not a crook, but an investigator, deadly dangerous for Russian law enforcement officers. My deepest condolences to Maria Maksakova...
Recall, in March this year, Voronenkov was arrested in absentia and announced on the international wanted list as part of the fraud case. According to the investigation, the former Deputy was involved in raider capture of one of the buildings in the center of Moscow. According to investigators, the suspect 'earned' about $1.2 million and 6.4 million rubles ($111.000). Note that in an interview Voronenkov said that the case against him was fabricated, and the testimony were given under pressure.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, at the end of 2016 Voronenkov left for Kiev, gave evidence to the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine on the case of high treason of former President Viktor Yanukovich. In addition, Voronenkov obtained the citizenship of Ukraine together with his wife Maria Maksakova. It is known that they lived on the territory of the National Security Agency base.