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Russia resistance politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

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 A leading Russian opposition political leader, former Deputy Head of state Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian authorities say. An unidentified opponent in an auto shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, authorities say. He passed away hours after appealing for assistance for a progress Sunday in Moscow versus the war in Ukraine. Russian Head of state Vladimir Putin has put down the murder, the Kremlin claims. Head of state Putin has actually assumed “personal control” of the investigation right into the killing, stated his representative Dmitry Peskov. It “births the characteristics of a contract getting rid of,” stated Mr Peskov. US Head of state Barack Obama put down the “ruthless murder” and also called on the Russian government to perform a “punctual, impartial and transparent examination”. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explained Mr Nemtsov as a “bridge in between Ukraine and Russia”. “The killers’ shot has destroyed it. I think it is not by crash,” he said in a declaration released on his administration’s Facebook web page. In a current interview, Mr Nemtsov had said he feared Mr Putin would have him gotten rid of due to his opposition to the war in Ukraine. Mr Nemtsov, 55, served as first replacement prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. He had actually made a reputation as an economic agitator while guv of among Russia’s most significant cities, Nizhny Novgorod. Falling out of favor with Yeltsin’s successor, Mr Putin, he ended up being a blunt opposition political leader.

 

Source: BBC News

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