As reported by Censor.NET, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko said that the individual who shot dead former State Duma Deputy Denys Voronenkov in downtown Kyiv today is on the verge of death.
"The hitman is near death," he told a briefing.
He also said that the hired gun was on life support.
According to Lutsenko, the investigation is considering two versions: Voronenkov could have been murdered as a witness in the Yanukovych case. PGO also believes that the hit might have been ordered over involvement in investigation of drug smuggling.
As reported, former Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Denys Voronenkov was shot dead in downtown Kyiv. The hitman also managed to injure Voronenkov's bodyguard. The incident took place outside Kyiv's Premier Palace Hotel.
Denys Voronenkov and Ilya Ponomarev, both former deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, gave testimonies to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in the case of Viktor Yanukovych's treason. According to the PGO, the law provides for entering to the case file the transcript of Voronenkov's testimony signed by him.
Ponomarev earlier said that Voronenkov was murdered in downtown Kyiv prior to the meeting with him.
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."