In the center of Kiev today shot and killed escaped from Russia, former state Duma Deputy, Denis Boronenkov. During the shooting guard policy and the killer was injured. The last several hours later died in hospital. President Petro Poroshenko called the crime a public attack Russia. According to Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, a former Deputy testified in the case of treason, Viktor Yanukovych. In addition, Boronenkov critically spoke about the Russian government in numerous interviews to the Ukrainian press. The website “Today” figured out who and why the death of Russian policy in the heart of the Ukrainian capital.
Russian trace: what could have killed the former Deputy
On the eve of the murder of Denis Boronenkov gave an interview to the edition “GORDON”, in which he said: “I ordered the General of FSB Oleg Feoktistov. Until recently, he headed the security service of Rosneft, where Sechin runs”. That Denis Voronenkov feared for his life, the TV channel “Rain” said the former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev, who also moved to Kiev. According to him, it is for this reason Boronenkov agreed to state protection.
Political scientist Alexander paly is sure the murder of a politician – the handiwork of Russian intelligence.
“I am sure 99.9% that it is Russian special services. In Russia there is a tradition if someone from elite moves to another state, especially a hostile, will such “punishment”, – said the political expert comments, “Today.”
“In Russia there is a tradition if someone from elite moves to another state, especially a hostile, will such “punishment”, – said the political expert comments, “Today.”
The analyst recalled that a similar scenario was also killed ex-Russian FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. The Colonel, who in an interview with the Western press said about the connection between “al-Qaeda” with the FSB, sent polonium-210 in London.
Denis Boronenkov. Photo: Communist party
“Voronenkov came and all passed. He was well received in the Kremlin and in Russia he was considered a traitor, so hard and responded quickly,” – said Alexander paly.
At the same time, political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko declined to release that Boronenkov “removed” in order that he could speak at the trial in the case of treason of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.
“The final answer can be given only to law enforcement agencies. Now we can only speculate. The most logical explanation – removed one of the key witnesses in the case of high treason Yanukovych. It was known that after his escape from Russia, he testified to the Prosecutor’s office just in case Yanukovych. Voronenkov was to act as a witness at the trial” – suggests Vladimir Fesenko.
Taras Berezovets also sure: most importantly, have time to do Denis Boronenkov, to testify against the Kremlin and Viktor Yanukovych on the fact of treason. “I wonder how I’m going to sing the ones who are screaming that Voronenkov sent by the Russian intelligence services. His death must not be in vain,” – said the expert.
Analyst Andrew Miseluk adds: if the Russian special services really involved in the murder, such actions of Russia could show the effects of a “betrayal of Putin”. “Exactly to say. Russia had a motive – to show those who think that it is possible to break away from Putin and his team that the Russian authorities have long arms, they all would get. It’s such a intimidating moment. An example for all who want to do as Voronenkov,” – said the expert.
The adviser to the interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said that the man who shot Russian politician, a citizen of Ukraine. The attacker was in possession of documents, in particular, the media reported that it was the certificate of the participant of hostilities in the ATO zone.
Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko calls the two versions of the murder. While working in Federal service for control over drug trafficking on results Boronenkov fired several dozen generals of the FSB, in particular the man who later took the post of head of the security service of “Rosneft” (referred to it Boronenkov in his last interview). This high-ranking employee of FSB in resignation, according to one version, could be the instigators of the murder. The second version – murder on the testimony in the case of Yanukovych.
Ex-Deputy in Russia considered a traitor
His political career Denis Boronenkov began in 2001, when, with over four years of service in military Prosecutor’s office of the Russian Federation, he has held the position of Deputy mayor on 25-thousand Russian town in the Arctic circle in Naryan-Mar. Policy career developed rapidly: already after a few years he occupied the position of Deputy head of the Nenets Autonomous district. Later he worked in Federal service for control over drug trafficking.
In the State Duma of the sixth convocation Boronenkov got in 2011, was a member of the Communist faction (the Communist party). In the Russian Parliament, the Deputy was engaged in security and anti-corruption. The cadence of the sixth convocation of the State Duma ended in 2016, and Denis Voronenkov nominated in single-mandate district in the Nizhny Novgorod region. However, for the second time in the Parliament, the politician was not hit.
As a member of the Communist faction, Boronenkov denounced “anti-Russian moods” in Ukraine. According to him, the Maidan and the subsequent events – the consequences of upbringing in “Russophobic spirit.” So, November 18, 2014 on the website of the Communist party published his speech, in which the events in Ukraine he called “not only a tragedy but also a lesson.”
“That’s what happens with young people, which specifically for many years, is subject to a specific impact. Through the media, movies, songs, school, household behavior of others. 25 years, several generations of young people brought up in Russophobic and anti-Russian spirit”, – quoted the press service of the party policy.
Boronenkov with his wife. Photo: classicalmusicnews.ru
In October 2016 Boronenkov, along with his wife Maria Maksakova moved to Kiev. After two months, the Russian politician was granted Ukrainian citizenship. However, the emigration of ex-Deputy of the General public found out only on February 14: Denis Boronenkov gave an interview to the Ukrainian media, in which modern Russia compared to Nazi Germany. Interestingly, the next day, February 15, Russia’s Investigative Committee accused him of fraud and of falsification of the unified state register of legal entities.
In Ukraine Denis Boronenkov actively cooperated with law enforcement – testified in the case of treason Viktor Yanukovych and the illegal annexation of Crimea.