A prominent Russian member of parliament turned exiled critic of Russia's president was shot dead in the center of Ukraine's capital of Kiev on Thursday.
When he moved to Ukraine a year ago, Voronenkov claimed that persecution by Russian security services was the driving force behind his decision.
Voronenkov and his wife openly criticized President Vladimir Putin after they left Russian Federation for Ukraine in October previous year, CNN reported.
Denis Voronenkov fled to Ukraine in October 2016 after he was accused of corruption.
The Kremlin fought back against claims that it was involved.
Ukraine's chief prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, said Voronenkov was killed shortly before meeting with another fugitive Russian lawmaker, Ilya Ponomaryov.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry spokesperson Artem Shevchenko said Kiev police were charged with the investigation into what the Interior Ministry is calling an assassination.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the murder was an "act of state terrorism", a charge denied by Russian officials.
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The suggestion "contradicts the very point of the event", Channel One said, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
The source said the Russian central bank governor had not yet signed the order.
Voronenkov was slaughtered just outside the Premier Palace hotel early on yesterday morning. "I said he was not a crook, but a man who was very unsafe to corrupt Russian law enforcers, who really investigated things". The pro-Russia Yanukovych left Ukraine in 2014 amidst a mass, anti-government protest movement. Ponomarev was the only Russian lawmaker to vote against the annexation of Crimea. Voronenkov's bodyguard returned fire.
Mr Peskov said that Mr Putin was informed about Mr Voronenkov's killing and voiced hope that Ukrainian authorities would solve the crime.