>> Laid to rest after being gunned down in the streets of Kiev, mourners packed Ukraine's Saint Volodymyr Cathedral on Saturday to pay respects to slain former Russian parliamentarian Dennis Voronenkov. His alleged murder prompting Ukraine to accuse Russia of state terrorism.>>
> I believe that he truly stood on the side of truth, of Ukraine. In my opinion, and I read his last interview, he was sincere and probably even reconsidered his previous activities.>> Voronenkov the latest Putin critic that has ended up shot or poisoned.
It's a method of execution that was used in ancient times, in the Middle Ages, revenge for their attempt to tell the truth about what is going on in Russia. That is the main motive.>> It's a claim Russia has called absurd. Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last year with his wife, opera singer Maria Maksakova, who was also an MP.
He was helping the Ukrainian authorities build a treason case against Victor Yanokovic Ukraine's pro-Russian former president. The 45 year old had also spoken out against Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, although he voted for the move at the time. And he had been placed on a Russian federal wanted list in connection to an alleged $5 million property fraud.