Former member of the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly (Russian Parliament), Ilya Ponomarev states that former Duma member Denis Voronenkov was murdered right before their meeting.\r\nPonomarev has written this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports.\r\n"Voronenkov was killed near Premier Palace hotel at 11:25 a.m. He was going to meet with me. Have no words. His guard managed to injure the attacker. I said that Voronenkov was not a swindler but an investigator [probably he meant a witness] deadly for the Russian enforcers," he wrote.\r\nPonomarev expressed condolences with Voronenkov's family.\r\nAs Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Voronenkov was killed near the Premier Palace hotel on March 23.