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 Former Russian Duma MP Voronenkov shot dead in Kyiv downtown

The killed person in the deadly shooting in Kyiv downtown on March 23 has been identified.

Censor.NET reports citing Kyiv police press secretary Oksana Blyshchyk's Facebook page.

"One person was killed in Kyiv downtown shooting, two received injuries," she wrote.

"The incident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. at Pushkinska Street and Shevchenka Boulevard. Passersby notified the police of the shooting. An investigative group is operating at the scene.

"It has been found that a man with a bodyguard left the hotel [Premier Palace - ed.], and an identified person started shooting. One man was killed, his bodyguard received injuries and wounded the shooter.

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"The incident has been registered. The police is investigating the details. The wounded are being taken care of by the doctors. The killed person has been identified -- it's a Russian politician, former Russian Duma member," she wrote.

"The man who was killed an hour ago at the Premier Palace hotel is, allegedly, former Russian Duma member Voronenkov Denys, who assumed Ukrainian citizenship and testified against Yanukovych," Ukrainian MP Dmytro Bilotserkovets wrote on Facebook.

Voronenkov was a witness in the treason case against fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. In his recent interview with Censor.NET Voronenkov said that Yanukovych was a traitor " who was involved in mass slaughter, who had fled to the foreign country and urged foreign troops to slay his people. I believe this person should have received not asylum but a fair trial in Russia."

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