Medical workers carry the alleged gunman wounded after he shot dead former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov in central Kiev on March 23, 2017.AFP / Sergei SUPINSKY
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Ukraine accused Russia of "state terrorism" after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev Thursday.Ukraine accused Russia of "state terrorism" after former parliamentarian Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed with a pistol and later died in hospital after being shot in the chest and head by Voronenkov's bodyguard, police said. Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last year and was helping the Ukrainian authorities build a treason case against Yanukovich, Ukraine's pro-Russia former president. Poroshenko said it was "no accident" that Voronenkov was shot on the same day as a warehouse storing tank ammunition had blown up at a Ukrainian military base.Voronenkov, 45, had been placed on a Russian federal wanted list in connection with an alleged $5 million property fraud.Ukraine said Thursday that the fire raging at a munitions depot in the country's east, which the military blamed on an "act of sabotage," could continue for up to a week.
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