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Denis Voronenkov

Mr Voronenkov fled to Ukraine a year ago and was helping the Ukrainian authorities build a treason case against Mr Yanukovich, Ukraine's pro-Russia former president.

While in Kiev, Voronenkov was openly critical of President Vladimir Putin and other pro-Russian leaders.

The Kremlin fought back against claims that it was involved.

Adviser to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko disclosed identity of an alleged killer of former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov on his Facebook page on Friday. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko accused Russian Federation of "state terrorism", an allegation Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov described as "absurd".

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko called Voronenkov's killing a Russian "act of state terrorism", while Gorokhov's associate William Browder said the fall was "extremely suspicious" and raised the prospect of foul play.

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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. With the threat of corruption investigation hanging over him, he and his wife Maria Maksakova, a former deputy with the ruling United Russia party, went to Ukraine.

Ukraine won the right to host this year's show after Ukrainian singer Jamala won the 2016 event. The assailant was taken to hospital after being wounded by Voronenkov's bodyguard, police said.

"Here is an obvious pattern of the Russian special services", Poroshenko said in the meeting, according to state news agencies. Though he had voted in favour of the annexation, he had later said that he had done so because of political pressure.

Prosecutor Lutsenko said investigators were looking into Voronenkov's role in exposing a contraband ring in Russian Federation that cost several senior security officers their jobs, and his testimony about Yanukovych, as possible motives for his killing. "And I say, 'Who did we betray?' I gave testimony against the citizen of another country who was president, who fled his country, created a bloodbath, betrayed his country". He added that Voronenkov's widow was welcome to return to Russian Federation.

Russian Federation called the allegations of Russia's involvement "an absurd".

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