Ex-Rus­sian law­maker shot dead; Ukraine blames Rus­sia B

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kiev, ukraine» A former Rus­sian law­maker who be­came a vo­cif­er­ous critic of Moscow af­ter his move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thurs­day in Kiev, prompt­ing harsh words be­tween the neigh­bor­ing coun­tries. De­nis Voro­nenkov, who had tes­ti­fied to Ukrainian in­ves­ti­ga­tors and crit­i­cized Rus­sian poli­cies af­ter his move to Kiev last fall, was shot dead by an uniden­ti­fied gun­man near the en­trance of an up­scale ho­tel in the Ukrainian cap­i­tal. Ukrainian of­fi­cials said the gun­man later died from wounds in his chest and head. They did not iden­tify the gun­man.

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