State Duma to check Voronenkov's corruption links with Moscow prosecutors

State Duma to check Voronenkov's corruption links with Moscow prosecutors
Denis Voronenkov

Publications in the media talk about the links of the murdered ex-deputy with the leadership of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office.⁠

The State Duma supported the initiative of Edinaya Rossiya (United Russia) political party deputies to verify corruption ties of ex-parliamentarian Denis Voronenkov, who was killed in Kiev. The Committee on Security and Counteracting Corruption of the State Duma will conduct the audit. This is reported by Kommersant.

The authors of the initiative refer to numerous publications in the media (including the program Vesti nedeli on the Rossiya 1 TV channel), which tell about the possible criminal activity of Voronenkov. In particular, we are talking about the alleged corrupt relations between the ex-deputy and heads of the Moscow Prosecutor's Office. In this connection, the deputies ask the Prosecutor General's Office to check heads of the Moscow department, who occupied the leading posts from 2000 to 2003.

The initiative was commented by the First Deputy Chairman of the Edinaya Rossiya faction, Andrey Isaev. According to him, parliamentarians do not link the murder of Voronenkov with his possible criminal activities. Isaev claims that the audit will help deputies "take away the appropriate lesson" from the story of Voronenkov.

At the same time, deputies refused to verify the facts cited in the investigation film of the FBK "He is not your Dimon". The material tells about various types of elite real estate, which is allegedly owned by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The initiative on this audit was put forward by the Communists led by deputy Yuri Sinelshchikov, but their colleagues from other factions found no grounds for it.

Recall, on March 23, 2017 Denis Voronenkov was killed in the center of Kiev. The killer shot the ex-deputy and once shot at his bodyguard. The wounded guard managed to shoot the killer, after which the latter died in the hospital. His identity was established by Ukrainian law enforcers - it was Pavel Parshov, who served in the volunteer battalion of Ukraine.

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