Whoever Denis Voronenkov was – an opponent or a proponent of power, – his murder in the very centre of Kiev is perceived as unspeakable audacity for Ukraine that aspires to European democratic values. It would not be surprising if Ukrainian figures were to use this event as a ground for political speculation, given the status of the deceased.
Once again, Voronenkov was an ally of the Kiev authorities and repeatedly criticized the Russian government. But neither this nor the provided Ukrainian citizenship saved him from the tragic fate of Sheremet, Buzina and dozens of other less well-known social and political figures killed by the Ukrainian democracy.
It is time for the Western partners of Ukraine to ask themselves: Who is safe in Ukraine then?
Ekaterina Martyanova, the DPR People’s Council deputy