Trial for Denis Voronenkov’s murder begins in Kiev
For now, the case will be considered only against two participants of the crime group, Aleksandr Los’ and Yaroslav Tarasenko.
The Shevchenkovsky District Court of Kiev has scheduled a preparatory meeting in the criminal proceedings for the murder of ex-State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov for June 13, the court press service reported via Facebook.
It is reported that the case will be considered against two persons accused of the murder – Yaroslav Nikolaevich Tarasenko – charged under part 5 of Art. 27 item 6, 11, and 12 part 2 of Art. 115, part 1 of Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – and Aleksandr Sergeevich Los’, charged under part 5 of Art. 27 item 6, 11, and 12 part 2 of Art. 115. The hearing is to begin on June 13 at 11.00. The court received the bill of indictment on Monday, June 11.
Former State Duma Deputy Denis Voronenkov was shot by hitman Pavel Parshov in downtown Kiev on March 23. Six months later, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine publicly reported on solving the murder of the ex-deputy who escaped from criminal prosecution in Russia, calling the former civil-law husband of Voronenkov’s widow Maria Maksakova – thief in law Vladimir Tyurin (Tyurik) – the assassin’s paymaster. In mid-May, at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for him.
Vladimir Tyurin with children born in a civil marriage with Maria Maksakova
Meanwhile, it is known that Tyurin is in Russia, and that the Russian Investigative Committee, which was also investigating into Voronenkov’s murder, has no questions for him. Ukraine previously sent a request to Russia for his extradition, to which Russian law enforcement agencies did not respond.
It is noteworthy that in October 2017, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office mentioned other people involved in the crime along with Tyurin. According to its materials, apart from Los’, Tarasenko, and Voronenkov’s dead guard Pavel Parshov, the defendants in the case also include citizens of Ukraine Yaroslav Levenets and Yury Vasilenko. In addition to them, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko called the son of Tyurik, Russian businessman Dmitry Tyurin born in 1985, a mediator in the crime preparation. Tyurin Jr. went to Kiev on the eve of Voronenkov’s murder. At the same time, he has no procedural status in the case.
In this connection, in late May, Dmitry Tyurin’s lawyers filed a lawsuit with the Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine to protect the honor and dignity of their client in the Pechersky Court of Kiev. In the lawsuit, the businessman demanded a refutation of information about his involvement in Voronenkov’s murder, because of which his business reputation suffers and losses grow, according to Dmitry Tyurin’s lawyers.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.