EN|RU|UK
 Incidents
  5258
Related materials:

 Ukraine’s top policeman reports progress in probe into murder of Russian ex-MP Voronenkov

Law enforcers say they have made significant progress in identifying those involved in the murder of former Deputy of the Russian State Duma Denys Voronenkov.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, National Police Chief Serhii Kniaziev said Tuesday in Kyiv while reporting to the board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"We have positive developments in identification of persons involved in the commission of the premeditated murder of former State Duma Deputy Voronenkov," he said.

Read more: Alleged accomplice of Voronenkov's killer was detained for weapon possession and released prior to Russian politician's murder, - journalist

Kniaziev disclosed no details of the investigation. However, he said that the police increased their contract killings solve rate up to 84 percent.

According to him, 79 contract murders remain unsolved while there is high probability of soonest apprehension of perpetrators in 32 of them.

Denys Voronenkov was shot dead in downtown Kyiv March 23. The killer also managed to injure Voronenkov's bodyguard. The incident took place outside Kyiv's Premier Palace Hotel.

See more: Voronenkov's killer secretly buried in Dnipropetrovsk region. PHOTOS

Voronenkov was a witness in the treason case against fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. In his 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."

Voronenkov moved to Ukraine with his wife, former Duma member, singer Maria Maksakova, and their infant child in late 2016. He became a citizen of Ukraine and abandoned Russian passport in December 2016. On Feb. 15, 2017 he was put on federal wanted list in the Russian Federation. Voronenkov said the reason behind his migration was persecution by FSB in Russia.
 
 
 
 up