A criminal case was opened under the articles “murder” and “illegal arms trafficking.” The Kremlin believes that Nemtsov killing is a provocation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the crime committed in the center of Moscow villainous and stressed that she was shocked at what had happened, reports Agence France-Presse. She called on the Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure that a thorough investigation was conducted and to bring criminals to justice.
French President Francois Hollande called the murder of Boris Nemtsov monstrous. The communiqué of the Elysee Palace emphasizes that the politician “was a brave and tireless defender of democracy and an active fighter against corruption.”
British Foreign Office expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Boris Nemtsov, and also called on Russia to find and punish those involved in the murder of the politician. This was reported by the agency EFE.
EU representative also said that the incident shocked the European community. “Our thoughts are with the family and relatives of the deceased. We call for a prompt and impartial investigation, “- a statement of a diplomat.
The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz expressed hope for a thorough investigation into the assassination of the opposition leader.