European Union External Action

Russia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the fifth anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov

Brussels, 27/02/2020 - 07:55, UNIQUE ID: 200226_11
Statements by the Spokesperson

On this day, five years ago, Boris Nemtsov, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and one of the leading figures of Russian opposition, was brutally murdered in the heart of Moscow. 

Boris Nemtsov worked fearlessly, despite numerous obstacles, to promote democratic values and political pluralism in Russia. He remains an inspiration to many, at a time when civil society and independent media in Russia are increasingly constrained, and freedoms curbed by restrictive legislation.

His murder should be investigated fully and in a transparent manner, to ensure that all those involved in this crime are held accountable.

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