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Ukraine president suggests a Kremlin-orchestrated attack after former Russian lawmaker is shot dead in Kiev

Ukraine president suggests a Kremlin-orchestrated attack after former Russian lawmaker is shot dead in Kiev

A former Russian lawmaker and fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin who fled to Ukraine was shot dead outside a luxury hotel in Kiev on Thursday in what the Ukraine president described as a Kremlin-orchestrated act of state terrorism.

Denis Voronenkov, 45, and his bodyguard were attacked by a gunman as they were walking toward the Premier Palace, a five-star hotel in central Kiev on Thursday morning. Another Russian dissident, Ilya Ponomarev, said later Voronenkov was on his way to meet him when he was shot.

The killing quickly generated speculation that the Russian government could be behind yet another attack against a Kremlin critic. Ukraine President Petro...

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