Voronenkov was murdered by Ukrainian citizen, Russian secret services agent Pavlo Parshov, - MP Anton Herashchenko. PHOTO
The murder of Denys Voronenkov was committed by a Russian secret services agent, a citizen of Ukraine Pavlo Parshov born in Sevastopol in 1988.
Adviser to interior minister, a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Anton Herashchenko wrote
on Facebook, Censor.NET
According to the MP, Parshov was an entrepreneur. He was put on the national wanted list under fraud charges in 2011. Parshov has never officially traveled abroad.
Herashchenko also noted that before infiltrating into Ukraine's law enforcement agency, Parshov underwent training at a special terrorists school in Russia established back in the days of Stalin.
He was tasked with infiltrating a detachment of the Armed Forces or the National Guard of Ukraine and giving himself out as an ordinary soldier.
Parshov served in a National Guard detachment for a year but never took part in combat operations. He was discharged in August 2016 and became a sleeping agent waiting for a task from Moscow.
"He got the assignment yesterday and accomplished it by taking Denys Voronenkov to the grave today (March 23 - Ed.)," the lawmaker said.
According to Herashchenko, the investigators are checking all the circumstances of plotting and executing Voronenkov's assassination.
Denys Voronenkov was shot dead
in downtown Kyiv March 23. The killer also managed to injure Voronenkov's bodyguard. The incident took place outside Kyiv's Premier Palace Hotel.
Voronenkov was a witness in the treason case against fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. In his recent interview with Censor.NET
Voronenkov said that Yanukovych was a traitor "who was involved in mass slaughter, who had fled to the foreign country and urged foreign troops to slay his people. I believe this person should have received not asylum but a fair trial in Russia."
Voronenkov moved to Ukraine with his wife, former Duma member, singer Maria Maksakova, and their infant child in late 2016. He became a citizen of Ukraine and abandoned Russian passport in December 2016. On Feb. 15, 2017 he was put on federal wanted list in the Russian Federation. Voronenkov said the reason behind his migration was persecution by FSB in Russia.