Ukraine’s traitorous lawmaker has been assassinated in Moscow by a Kiev hit squad who shot him in the head, 18 months after he urged Putin to use weapons of mass destruction.
Kiev said today it plotted the assassination of a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician, after the body of a former lawmaker was found outside Moscow with a bullet wound to the head.
A source in Ukraine’s defense sector said its SBU security services had plotted the assassination of former Ukrainian lawmaker Ilya Kieva, who was expelled from parliament weeks after Moscow launched a military offensive last year and sent to Russia. Was attended.
Kiva’s body was found today in a Moscow suburb. His death came 18 months after he urged Putin to use weapons of mass destruction against Ukraine, amid growing fears that Russia might use nuclear weapons.
‘An unknown person opened fire at the victim with an unknown weapon. “The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement. It was said that this has opened the case of his death.
Speaking on national TV, Ukraine’s military intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov said: ‘We can confirm that Kiva has been eliminated. The same fate will befall other traitors of Ukraine as well as the henchmen of the Putin regime.
The body of 46-year-old Ilya Kieva was found today in the Moscow suburbs
Kiva, an opposition politician banned from parliament for supporting Putin’s invasion, called on Russia to use weapons of mass destruction in April last year (above)
Yusov called Kiva ‘one of the biggest scoundrels, traitors and collaborators’ and said his death was ‘justice’.
Russian law enforcement has launched an investigation into his death at a country club in Odintsovo, near Moscow, where he was living in exile under Putin’s protection.
In April last year, Kiva, 46, urged Putin to use weapons of mass destruction against his own country, amid growing concerns that Moscow could use nuclear weapons.
Kiva posted the appeal on its Telegram channel – just a day after Zelensky warned that Putin could launch a nuclear attack.
Beneath the image of a nuclear explosion, Kiva wrote: ‘REMEMBER!!! – They fear and respect only power!!!
‘Zelensky, his entourage and Western curators are most afraid of a (Russian) pre-emptive attack with weapons of mass destruction.
‘This is what can end today’s confrontation, not only with the Ukrainian authorities, but with the entire West which actively and already openly participates in the military conflict in Ukraine today…
‘If anyone thinks this is not according to the rules, remember: the West wrote these rules in its own interests and only to destroy you more effectively.’
He spoke after President Zelensky sat down for an interview with CNN, in which he warned that the West needed to prepare for the possibility that Putin would use nuclear or chemical weapons against their country.
Western officials feared that the Russian strongman might take such desperate measures in a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of the war in its favor after a series of embarrassing battlefield defeats.
Kiva accused of treason for supporting Putin (file photo)
Kiva was thrown out of parliament shortly after Russia’s invasion in February this year for repeating Kremlin propaganda that the country was under occupation by the Nazis, had no future and needed to be ‘liberated’ by Putin (file photo)
“They could do that,” Zelensky said. ‘People’s lives have no meaning for them. That’s why.
‘We should not be afraid… but should be prepared.’ I think this is a question not only for Ukraine but for the whole world.
Kiva’s death also came just hours after he claimed in his final social media post that Zelensky would be forced to flee to Britain.
A Kremlin propagandist, who obediently appeared on state TV shows, alleged that Zelensky was an MI6 puppet and a cocaine addict.
Five hours before his death, he posted: ‘Zelensky’s only option is to flee to England, but even there he is to be extradited when it is convenient for the Crown or his death when it is necessary for the Kremlin. It happens.’
He saw the US’s failure to support Zelensky’s plea for more cash and weapons this week as a victory for Putin and ‘a countdown to Zelensky’s removal from power’.
In a satirical post, he told followers: ‘At this stage, many countries are ready to accept (Zelensky) and his family and guarantee the safety of life, but it is impossible to ensure that they will not be extradited later. Will be done.
‘The logical end of ******* who drowned the country in blood.
‘It would be better for Zelensky to commit suicide now, as losers always do, take all the problems with him and close the matter.
‘But he is too cowardly and arrogant for such actions.’
In April last year, Kiva had urged Putin to use weapons of mass destruction against his own country amid growing fears that Russia could use nuclear weapons (file photo)
Kieva, who was from Poltava in central Ukraine, was wanted in his homeland for high treason for supporting Putin’s invasion.
He trained as a mechanic and psychologist before entering the civil service, and was working as a police chief during Russia’s last invasion in 2014.
He led a far-right nationalist party in eastern Ukraine before getting a job in the Donetsk regional administration, then leaving Served as an advisor to the federal government and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
Kieva herself was elected to parliament in 2019 for the pro-Russian party founded by arrested oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency.
He was thrown out of parliament shortly after the invasion of Russia in February last year for repeating Kremlin propaganda that the country was filled with Nazis, had no future and needed to be ‘liberated’ by Putin.
Kiev rarely commented on whether Russia was behind the killings of pro-Russian people inside and in parts of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces.
But recently it has started claiming responsibility for several attacks and has openly threatened to hunt down other ‘collaborators’ and ‘traitors’.
Since the Russian invasion, Ukraine has claimed to be behind several assassinations and attacks on pro-war Russians and former Ukrainian officials who supported Moscow’s war.
In August last year, Russian nationalist Daria Dugina was killed in a car bomb outside Moscow, while in April an explosion in a St Petersburg cafe killed Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky.
Ukraine has not publicly claimed responsibility for those attacks, although US intelligence and media reports have linked Kiev to them.
Several low-level Ukrainian officials and politicians who welcomed Russia’s invasion and worked for Russian-backed authorities in occupied parts of Ukraine have also been killed.
In a separate incident, a proxy lawmaker in Ukraine’s eastern Lugansk region was killed in a car bomb attack on Wednesday, Russian investigators said.
Oleg Popov, who served as a deputy in the pro-Moscow Lugansk regional parliament, was killed after ‘the explosion of an unidentified device in a car,’ Russia’s Investigative Committee said without giving details.
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