When a Russian journalist is gunned down in Kiev

By Peter Ustinova,Reuters ReporterPeter UstinsovThe death of a Russian reporter during the unrest in Ukraine last year sparked widespread concern in Russia.

On Tuesday, the journalist’s death in the Russian city of Krasnodon was confirmed by Russian news agencies.

Krasnodar police said the journalist, who was a resident of the city, had been killed by gunfire in his car on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear whether he was armed.

The news agency Interfax reported the journalist was shot at close range.

It said the car was stopped in front of a group of people, including a man, before it was attacked by unidentified men who fired multiple shots.

The report said the police officer who shot the man was wounded, but not seriously.

The Reuters news agency reported that the Russian consulate in Ukraine had called on the Russian authorities to help identify the killer.

The consulate said in a statement on Tuesday that a “foreign citizen” was behind the shooting and that the consul had received information that “the person responsible has been detained”.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in his weekly radio address on Tuesday evening that Moscow was deeply concerned about the death of Russian journalist Igor Ivanovich Krasnik.

Lavrov said the man in question was a “person who appears to have been acting under instructions of an external agent”.

“He appears to be a Russian citizen,” Lavrov said.LAVROV: THE GUILTY GUILT OF RUSSIAN PROFESSOR IZAKI IYRANOV is a Russian lawyer who is one of the main protagonists of the Maidan uprising in Ukraine.

He is the co-author of the book ‘The Guilty Guilt of Russia’s First Chechen President, Aleksandr Dugin’.

In a report published on Tuesday, Interfax cited unidentified sources as saying the journalist had been shot in the head with a gun and had died from a bullet wound to the head.

It quoted unnamed witnesses as saying Krasniodar Mayor Vladislav Petrenko, who is close to Krasnydek, had a conversation with the person in question.

“He asked the victim to tell the truth and the victim did,” the Interfax report said.

The Investigative Committee of Russia said it was investigating the shooting.

The deputy head of the Investigative Committee, Vladimir Kozlov, said in an interview with Russian state television on Tuesday: “I cannot imagine that it’s a foreigner.”

Kozlov said the investigation was ongoing.

“I don’t know if the person responsible was a foreigner or not,” Kozlov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the murder.

He said in comments carried by Russia’s TASS news agency on Tuesday it was “the most despicable act of aggression by anyone in the history of Russia”.

He added that it was a clear violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine.

“Such actions of such a kind will not be tolerated and I believe that this is a clear indication of the readiness of the Russian security services to use all means at their disposal to find and punish those responsible for such aggression,” Putin said.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin was working to bring the perpetrators of the shooting to justice.

He added: “This is a sign that Putin has not forgotten the lessons of history and that he will continue to act decisively in order to prevent such acts.”

A group of journalists were shot dead in Kiev in February, during a protest against corruption.

In February, two journalists were killed in Krasno-Nadir, in Ukraine’s central region, in what Kiev said was an attack by armed men.

In March, three Ukrainian journalists were attacked in Krakow, in the eastern part of the country.