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    Former Russian Deputy Shot Dead In Kyiv
    Mar23

    Former Russian Deputy Shot Dead In Kyiv

    Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot dead outside a hotel in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv on March 23. After defecting to Ukraine in 2016, Voronenkov became a vocal Kremlin critic, and he testified in the treason case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) WARNING: Contains graphic...

    Russian ex-lawmaker killed in Ukraine; Poroshenko calls it ‘state terrorism’
    Mar23

    Russian ex-lawmaker killed in Ukraine; Poroshenko calls it ‘state terrorism’

    A former Russian lawmaker was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation that has been quickly rejected by the Kremlin. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian ex-lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine after criticizing Kremlin
    Mar23

    Russian ex-lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine after criticizing Kremlin

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin quickly rejected. Voronenkov, who testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall,...

    Exiled Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Kiev
    Mar23

    Exiled Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Kiev

    KIEV, March 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday.Russia called the allegation “absurd.”Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an...

    Ukraine bans Russia’s wheelchair-bound Eurovision contestant
    Mar23

    Ukraine bans Russia’s wheelchair-bound Eurovision contestant

    Ukraine said on Wednesday it had barred Russia’s entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country, prompting a swift rebuke from Moscow, which called the decision a “cynical and inhuman act.” Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) said Yulia Samoylova, a wheelchair-bound 27-year-old singer, had violated Ukrainian...

    Worst Places To Live: South Sudan, Haiti, Ukraine Lead World in Suffering, Report Says
    Mar23

    Worst Places To Live: South Sudan, Haiti, Ukraine Lead World in Suffering, Report Says

    South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine were the countries with the highest “suffering” rates in the world in 2016, according to Gallup’s analysis of its own data which was also used by the United Nations to release its annual World Happiness Report on March 20 on the occasion of the annual International Day of Happiness. …read...

    Russia Wants Review Of Ukraine’s ‘Unfair’ Decision Barring Eurovision Singer
    Mar23

    Russia Wants Review Of Ukraine’s ‘Unfair’ Decision Barring Eurovision Singer

    The Kremlin has called for a review of what it said was Ukraine’s “unfair” decision to bar Russia’s contestant in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former Russian Lawmaker Is Shot To Death Outside Hotel In Kiev
    Mar23

    Former Russian Lawmaker Is Shot To Death Outside Hotel In Kiev

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling the apparent assassination “state terrorism.” Former lawmaker Denis Voronenkov had been aiding inquiries into Russia’s incursions in Ukraine.(Image credit: Oleksandr Synytsia/AP) …read more Source:...

    Execution on sidewalk of witness against ex-Ukraine PM bears ‘obvious signature of Russian special services’
    Mar23

    Execution on sidewalk of witness against ex-Ukraine PM bears ‘obvious signature of Russian special services’

    A former Russian lawmaker who fled Moscow for Ukraine and likened life under President Vladimir Putin to Nazi Germany was shot dead in Kiev. Denis Voronenkov, 45, was killed Thursday at 11:40 a.m. near the Premier Palace hotel in the center of Ukraine’s capital, local police said. His bodyguard, who was injured in the shooting, wounded the...

    Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv
    Mar23

    Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv

    Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyiv Thursday in a likely contract killing ordered by Russia, Ukrainian police said. Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last year, fearing for his safety and testified in a treason case against Ukraine’s pro-Russia former president, Viktor Yanukovych. Ukraine’s general prosecutor,...