Washington condemns the murder of the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from Party of regions Oleg Kalashnikov and Ukrainian journalist Olesya Elderberry and agitating Kiev to conduct a transparent trial of these crimes, said the official authorized state Department Marie Harf.
"We condemn the assassination of former member of Parliament and journalist in Ukraine. We call for a transparent investigation, which was stated by the head of Ukraine Petro) Poroshenko ", - quotes the message of Harf information Agency.
fifteen of April in Kiev was killed by the people's Deputy of the 5th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada from Party of regions, ex-ally Viktor Yanukovych Oleg Kalashnikov. The murder was near his home. It was the first of three high-profile murders that took place in Kiev for one day. On Thursday it was claimed that in the Ukrainian capital killed the journalist, co-founder of online publications ProUA and "Regional" Sergey Shobak. Later he was forcibly deprived of his life, the former chief editor of the Ukrainian newspaper " Today ", journalist Oles Buzina. All the victims were opponents of the current Ukrainian authorities. According to the Deputy Director of the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova, the Murder of a journalist Olesya Elderberry is only the beginning of political purges in the Ukraine, with none of the leadership of the EU countries will not notice. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Murder of journalist Olesya Elderberry and the Deputy of the 5th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada from Party of regions Oleg Kalashnikov - "deliberate provocation" aimed at destabilizing the internal political situation in Ukraine. For its part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, ban Ki-moon expressed hope that the Ukrainian authorities will do comprehensive investigation into the murder of a journalist.