People bid last farewell to the former Russian MP Denys Voronenkov, who was shot dead in downtown Kyiv on March 23, Censor.NET reports, citing Dozhd TV Channel.
The farewell ceremony to Voronenkov began at 12 a.m. at the St. Volodymyr Cathedral. He will be buried at the Zvirynetske cemetery, Apostrophe reports.
Zvirynetske cemetery was officially closed in the 1950s. Now only famous people are buried here in the permission of the city authorities.
Denys Voronenkov was shot dead in downtown Kyiv on 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.