The murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov is a provocation in order to heat up the limit relations with the West, which further fuelled the conflict in Ukraine, said Vice speaker of the state Duma LDPR Igor Lebedev.
"As for motives, I think it's custom provocation specifically, in order, first, to destabilize the situation in the country before March 1 events, which were required to pass in the form of a March, and, secondly, in order to limit to heat relations with Western countries, which at the present time because of the events in Ukraine are not literally good," said Lebedev.
according to him, it looks like a conflict in Ukraine subsides, but apparently, a lot of people and abroad and inside the country who do not want to normalize our relations ".
"The murder of one of the opposition leaders is, of course, a serious blow to relations between Russia and the West. Hardly anyone now believes in the domestic nature of this murder. Boris Nemtsov was not selling strawberries on the street, " - said Lebedev.
The MP also expressed condolences to all the relatives and friends of Nemtsov, " because killing the man, whoever he was, it is a malicious crime." According to him, the investigating authorities are required to objectively investigate the Murder." We believe that it will happen quickly and well, " added the MP.