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I want to make a few points absolutely clear.
An assassination / murder of this type is personally approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin. We have direct evidence of this from the murder of Stepan Bandera. The same logic applies to the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and, sadly, many others.
The Washington Post published the following article. Here are ten critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways. This was taken from an Australian article, Here’s a list of all the Putin critics who wound up murdered.
- Boris Nemtsov 2015
- Boris Berezovsky 2013
- Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova 2009
- Sergei Magnitsky 2009
- Natalia Estemirova 2009
- Anna Politkovskaya 2006
- Alexander Litvinenko 2006
- Paul Klebnikov 2004
- Sergei Yushenkov 2003
Also, in the past week:
- Russian anti-Putin activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has now been poisoned.
- Magnitsky lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov Thrown From Window
The implications are clear:
- Russia is an assassination-driven country, which has been clear for a long time.
- We also know Russia is officially a kleptocracy. Most recently we have the ‘Laundromat’ report from the OCCRP and the Panama Papers.
- Russia has no regard for sovereign borders, having illegally invaded and consumed Transnistria, Moldova; Abkhazia, Georgia; South Ossetia, Georgia; Crimea, Ukraine; and is attempting the same in Donbass, Ukraine.
- Bribery is a way of life in Russia.
- State-sponsored sports doping program.
The United Nations refuses to censure Russia for their overwhelmingly illegal, unjust, immoral, or unethical activities. Perhaps the United States is justified for withholding funding for the UN. Will the United Nations ever do the right thing? In this century?
Why is the US Congress quiet on these issues? Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, what say you? Congressman Gerry Connolly?
Voronenkov knew he was at risk of assassination, and said so in an interview days before his assassination, that went online mere hours before he was killed.
The killer, who was previously a resident of Sevastopol in Crimea, was a Russian infiltrator who joined the NGU and was discharged for unstated reasons in August last year. Unclear whether he his background was ethnic Russian transmigrant or Ukrainian.
Anton Gerashchenko, MP, says there will be a major vetting effort in the “Ukrainian special services, the police, the National Guard, the Armed Forces, other authorities” to root out any other inflitrators.
The blowback from this hit both in Ukraine and globally may be far more expensive for Russia than the actual gain from preventing Voronenkov from testifying against Yanukovich.
A few minutes ago in the center of Kiev was shot dead former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, who left Russia in October 2016 and received Ukrainian citizenship. According to the tragic coincidence of circumstances, he gave his last, pre-death interview to the edition of “GORDON” , where he told why he is not afraid of death; That he was threatened if he did not vote for “joining” the Crimea to Russia; How he escaped from the FSB, which followed him “for seven years,” and why Vladimir Putin, “alive or dead,” will remain president until 2024.
Denys Voronenkov, the former deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, was killed and Pavel Parshov was trained in the Russian Federation, and then received a task to infiltrate the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, said People’s Deputy of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko. The murder of former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was committed by Ukrainian citizen Pavel Parshov, Anton Geraschenko, a People’s Deputy from the People’s Front, confirmed. He wrote about this in his Facebook. According to Gerashchenko, Parshov is a native of Sevastopol. Officially, he never left Ukraine. “But in February 2015 he crossed the border of Ukraine, walking through one of the checkpoints on the border with Belarus.In Russia, where he stayed before the transfer to Ukraine, he passed a special training course in the school for saboteurs, created back in the days of Stalin’s NKVD” , – the People’s Deputy declared. He noted that Parshov was instructed to infiltrate one of the divisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or the National Guard. “A healthy, strong young man, a citizen of Ukraine, successfully fulfilled the task of the Russian special services and served in one of the units of the National Guard for a year, he did not take part in hostilities.” He retired in August 2016, “Gerashchenko said. He noted that since the dismissal Parshov was waiting for further instructions from Moscow, which he did, killing Voronenkov. “The investigation verifies all the circumstances of the preparation and organization of the murder of former State Duma deputy, citizen of Ukraine Denis Voronenkov.For the past hours since the murder the investigation has already learned a lot,” added the deputy. According to the politician, in connection with the incident, the verification criteria for admission to power structures and the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be revised. “Since no one knows yet how many more such Pavlov Parshovs have been sent to us in recent years by the Ukrainian special services, the police, the National Guard, the Armed Forces, other authorities.” And how many more troubles can they bring to our long-suffering Ukraine, from terrorist attacks against well-known journalists and Politicians, up to sabotage in transport and military facilities, “- concluded Gerashchenko. In the afternoon of March 23, the killer killed Voronenkov in the center of Kiev. The security guard mortally wounded the attacker , but he himself was wounded. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has charged Russia with responsibility for the murder of Voronenkov. In the National Police, the main version is also considered the actions of the Russian Federation. President Petro Poroshenko called the incident an act of state terrorism by Russia.
23.03.17 19:50 – Voronenkov’s killer was former National Guard soldier, – source The killer of ex-deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Denys Voronenkov, who died in the hospital of wounds, was a former serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine and had a certificate proving his combatant status. View news.
The murderer of former State Duma deputy Denys Voronenkov was an agent of the Russian secret services planted into the Ukrainian law enforcement agency. Adviser to interior minister, MP Anton Herashchenko said on air of 1+1 TV channel, Censor.NET reports. “Voronenkov was killed by an agent of the Russian secret services planted into the Ukrainian law enforcement agency. He served there, and then received the order to eliminate ‘the enemy of Russia’,” Herashchenko said. According to the lawmaker, “the investigation got very far over the day.” He noted that the law enforcers established the identity and story of the killer. “It may safely be said that Mr. Voronenkov was assassinated by an agent of Russian secret services, a citizen of Ukraine,” the interior minister’s adviser said. The MP confirmed that Voronenkov’s murderer was a member of the National Guard of Ukraine. He served there for 13 months, but never took part in combat operations despite having the appropriate certificate. Herashchenko said that the killer was recruited by Russian secret services in 2014. The law enforcers are studying the history of his stay in Ukraine and interviewing his former colleagues.
The Kremlin must be protected from suspicion of involvement. But at the same time make it clear what end awaits traitors
Strange and terrible things seem to happen to people who testify against the Kremlin. The latest example, of course, is former State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov, who defected to Ukraine last year and was shot dead in downtown Kyiv yesterday. Last month, Voronenkov told Ukrainian prosecutors that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych had asked Russia to send troops into Ukraine. And then there is the case of Nikolai Gorokhov, a lawyer representing the family of the deceased Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky. Gorokhov was critically injured this week after falling several stories from his apartment window. And according to a report in The Daily Beast, he was a witness for the U.S. Justice Department in a money-laundering case involving Russia. And there’s Aleksandr Perepilichny, a healthy 44-year-old Russian emigre who collapsed and died while jogging in Surrey, England, back in 2012. An autopsy later found traces of the rare toxic plant gelsemium, a poison used by assassins, in his stomach. And guess what? At the time of his death, Perepilichny was assisting Swiss authorities in a money-laundering probe involving Russia. WATCH Today’s Daily Vertical And of course, there is the famous case of Aleksandr Litvinenko, who died after drinking tea laced with the rare radioactive isotope polonium at a hotel in downtown London. At the time of his death, Litvinenko was preparing to testify in a Spanish investigation into ties between the Russian authorities and organized crime. After the news of Voronenkov’s assassination broke yesterday, a Kremlin spokesman told reporters that Vladimir Putin planned to attend a play titled “The Latest Victim” that evening. Take from that, what you will.
Vitaliy Portnikov The murders of key figures in Kyiv are occurring not in order to remove competitors, for revenge, or by accident. They are designed specifically as show executions. The murder of the former Russian State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov cannot be called unexpected. The only thing that can be considered unexpected is perhaps the quality of the work of the Ukrainian intelligence services that allowed for the murder of such an important witness to the crimes of the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and Russian leaders to take place. But the fact that Voronenkov would be dealt with could have been foreseen when the former Russian deputy and his wife first appeared in Ukraine’s capital. By and large, there was no other option for the organizers of this murder. They are well aware that the state they are heading is weakening. That there is no hope for a change of course and for a relatively painless way out of the situation in which Russia finds itself. And this means there will be more and more defectors. And these defectors need to be shown that they cannot expect any safety if they separate from the pack. The punishing hand of former friends will get them anywhere. And the fear of possible exposure will not stop the organizers of the murders. They have already fouled up too much to be afraid. This is why the murders of the system’s key figures in Kyiv do not occur in order to eliminate competitors, for revenge, or by accident. They are organized specifically to serve as show executions. A heart attack is the privilege of those who have not gone beyond the bounds — the way people usually die in America. In Ukraine, people are killed differently. This is why the murder of Denis Voronenkov in its scope and audacity is similar to the murder of another Russian — Pavlo Sheremeta. Each crime was a signal, but addressed to different audiences of potential defectors who had been closely tied to the system. Another important symbol may be addressed not to defectors but colleagues. Voronenkov’s family in Moscow was known for its real or imaginary closeness to Vladislav Surkov, the Russian president’s advisor and the “curator” of the Ukrainian project in the president’s administration. And though Surkov has denied this connection as best he could through his faithful assistants, Voronenkov himself never said a single bad word about his former friend. Furthermore, he insisted that Surkov did not support the annexation of Crimea, and that the decision that sooner or later may result in the trial of war criminals was made by Putin himself. Against the background of the deteriorating economic situation in the country and the collapse of its foreign policy calculations, the Kremlin operatives cannot avoid sensing the shadow of this process. And quite a few may not like the fact that some are being excused and others are made to bear the entire responsibility.
The Kremlin denied any links to the slaying of Russian Denis Voronenkov, a former lawmaker, in Kiev.
President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with security officials regarding the murder of former deputy of the Russian State Duma and currently citizen of Ukraine Denys Voronenkov. “Insidious murder of Denys Voronenkov in the center of Kyiv is an act of state terrorism by Russia, which he had to flee for political reasons,” the Head of State noted. “It is an obvious handwriting of Russian special services that has been repeatedly demonstrated in various European capitals,” the President emphasized adding that the victim was one of the key witnesses of Russian military aggression against our state. “Voronenkov was one of the main witnesses of Russian military aggression against Ukraine, particularly of the role of Yanukovych in sending Russian troops to our country. I believe it is not a coincidence that the murder took place on the same day with the sabotage in Balakliia, Kharkiv region,” the Head of State stressed.
Exiled Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, 45, was assassinated in front of Kyiv’s Premier Palace Hotel on March 23, the police said, in a gruesome shootout on a busy street corner in the center in Kyiv at approximately11:30 a.m. President Petro Poroshenko denounced the killing as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia against a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin’s regime. Voronenkov, a former member of Russian Communist Party, emigrated to Ukraine from Russia in 2016 and received Ukrainian citizenship in December. He was highly critical of the Russian authorities, who launched a fraud investigation against him after his criticism. In January, Voronenkov testified against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, deposed by the EuroMaidan Revolution in 2013-2014, in Kyiv. Voronenkov was shot twice in the head after he left the Premier Palace Hotel on the corner of Taras Shevchenko Boulevard and Pushkinska Street.
The victims had testified against Ukraine’s pro-Russian former president.
A former Russian lawmaker and Kremlin critic who fled to Ukraine last year was shot dead Thursday in Kiev — a killing that Ukraine’s President called a “Russian state terrorist act.”
Denis Voronenkov’s murder: scenarios and conclusions. Former Russian State Duma MP and Ukrainian national Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyov. The killer was wounded by Voronenkov’s bodyguard and detained but later died in a hospital. The bodyguard was also wounded. Doctors are now fighting for his life. Political – LB.ua news portal. Latest from Ukraine and the world today
The former Russian member of parliament was fatally shot in broad daylight in Ukraine’s capital.
A former Russian lawmaker and well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in Kiev on Thursday. Denis Voronenkov had played a critical role in Ukrainian prosecutors’ high treason case against Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s former president who has been living in exile in Russia since he was removed from power three years ago. Voronenkov told Radio Free Europe in February that he had been helping prosecutors build a case against the deposed Ukrainian president. “I will talk about criminal deeds of the former president, which led to the ongoing bloodshed in Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” he said.
Denis N. Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker who fled to Kiev last year, said in a recent interview that he knew he was an assassination target.
A former Russian lawmaker who fled to Ukraine was gunned down in central Kiev, a killing that Ukraine’s president claimed was “an act of state terrorism” by the Kremlin.
Former Russian MP Shot Dead in Ukraine « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
A former Russian politician who fled to Ukraine and received citizenship there was gunned down in central Kiev in what Ukraines president called an act of state terrorism by the Kremlin.
24.03.17 10:53 – Voronenkov to be buried in Kyiv, – Ponomarev The date of the memorial service is still unknown. View news.
Shooting in Kiev of Kremlin critic raises parallels with suspected political killings.