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 Voronenkov to be buried in Kyiv, - Ponomarev

The date of the memorial service is still unknown.

Former member of Russian State Duma Denys Voronenkov, who was shot dead in Kyiv on March 23, will be buried in Ukraine's capital, Censor.NET reports. Former Russian Duma member Ilya Ponomarev told Kommersant.

He said the family of the deceased decided to laid Voronenkov to rest in Kyiv.

Read more: Voronenkov killing unusually bloody and chaotic, - The New York Times


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.

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."

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.

 
 
 
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