Former Russian MP Voronenkov’s Killer Was Born In Crimea

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has revealed the details of yesterday’s former Deputy of the State Duma Denis Voronenkov’s killing in Kiev. Advisor to the Head of the Interior Ministry Anton Gerashchenko said that Voronenkov’s killer, citizen of Ukraine Pavel Parshov had been born in Sevastopol (Crimea). He was specially trained in a subversive centre in Russia.

“The killing of Denis Voronenkov was committed by citizen of Ukraine and Russian secret service agent Pavel Parshov, born in Sevastopol in 1988. Before his infiltration in Ukraine, Parshov passed a subversive centre in Russia, created in the days of Stalin’s NKVD. He was tasked to infiltrate one of the units of the Armed Forces or the National Guard of Ukraine and to pretend an ordinary soldier. He successfully completed the task of Russian secret services and served for a year in one of the units of the National Guard but did not take part in military operations and left the service in August 2016. Then he was waiting for directions from Moscow. Yesterday he received and completed another one task: took Dennis Voronenkov to his grave,” wrote Gerashchenko in Facebook.

According to him, the investigation verifies all circumstances in preparing and arranging the murder of Voronenkov.

Gerashchenko also said that the enlisting validation criteria would be revised both for the Armed Forces, the National Guard and law enforcement structures of Ukraine to avoid possible infiltration of agents of Russian secret services.

As a reminder, former Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Denis Voronenkov, who had immigrated to Ukraine, was shot and killed in the center of Kyiv on March 23. His wounded security guard managed to shot the alleged killer.

In the autumn 2016 Voronenkov and his family left Russia, and the former Deputy of the State Duma of Russia received Ukrainian citizenship in December.

Previously Voronenkov harshly criticized the power system in modern Russia and condemned the annexation of Crimea in an interview to Ukrainian media. In addition, Voronenkov gave evidence the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine in the case concerning fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s treason.

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