MOSCOW: ‘ BORIS NEMTSOV SHOT FOUR TIMES & DIES AS LEADING FIGURES CALL HIS MURDER PROVOCATION’

#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: Feb.28: Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov died in the center of Moscow after he was shot at four times. A number of leading figures from all sides of political spectrum called his murder a “provocation”.

Boris Nemtsov (RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok)

Boris Nemtsov (RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok)

Saturday, February 28

“There is no doubt that this crime was carefully planned. The location and timing of the killing indicated that as well. The investigation found out that Boris Nemtsov was going with his female friend to his apartment, which is located close to the murder scene. The organizers and the executors apparently knew his route,” Vladimir Markin, spokesman for the Investigative Committee, told journalists.

A murder scene of politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Moskvoretsky bridge.(RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev)

A murder scene of politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Moskvoretsky bridge.(RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev)

Markin said the best detectives and forensic experts are involved in the case, which is considered a top priority by law enforcement authorities.

The car that carried the assassins of Boris Nemtsov has reportedly been found by police, according to REN TV news channel. The vehicle was found not far from the place where the opposition leader was killed. Now the officers are investigating the car.

The vehicle was allegedly identified as a Lada Priora. It carries license plates from Ingushetia, a republic of Russia in the North Caucasus region.

Boris Nemtsov will be buried at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery in Moscow on March 3.

An opposition march to commemorate Nemtsov has been sanctioned by the Moscow mayor’s office, opposition figure Leonid Volkov tweeted. He said the march would go from Kitay-Gorod metro station to the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, where the politician was killed.

One of the possible motives behind Nemtsov’s killing could be to destabilize the political situation in Russia, the Investigative Committee said.

RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov

RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov

The assassination of Boris Nemtsov may have possible links to Ukraine events as well as Islamist extremist attacks, Russia’s Investigative Committee said.

The investigation into Nemtsov’s assassination is a matter of high priority, but one shouldn’t interfere with it and wait, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Investigators have information that Boris Nemtsov received threats in connection with his position on the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, said Vladimir Markin, the spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee.

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