Nemtsov killing ‘heinous’: Lavrov

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Published: Monday 2nd March 2015 by The News Editor

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Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a “heinous crime which will be fully investigated”.

Mr Nemtsov was shot dead on Friday night near the Kremlin. Western officials have called on Moscow to conduct a prompt and transparent probe of the killing.

Mr Lavrov told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Russian president Vladimir Putin had “immediately handed down all instructions and is ensuring special control over this investigation”.

At the same time he rebuffed outside interference in the probe, saying that any “attempt to use the heinous killing of Boris Nemtsov for political purposes is despicable”.

Published: Monday 2nd March 2015 by The News Editor

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