Denis Voronenkov, a famous Vladimir Putin opponent that had to escape from Russia and was living in Ukraine, was killed by a Russian agent, according to a senior Ukrainian official. The former Russian legislator was shot dead near the entrance to an upscale hotel in the centre of Kiev.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov, and said he had been trained in Russia by Msocow’s security services. “He underwent a special course at a school for saboteurs,” Gerashchenko said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the murder was an “act of state terrorism”. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters that the allegation was “absurd”.