Kerry, Le Pen and Steinmeier call for transparent investigation into Nemtsov killing

Kerry, Le Pen and Steinmeier call for transparent investigation into Nemtsov killing

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that before the completion of the investigation it is not necessary to speculate on the murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.


"I don’t think we should speculate on the issue. Nobody knows the perpetrator yet. We hope for a swift and transparent investigation into the case," TASS cited him.


"Russia has lost in the person of Boris Nemtsov one of its most experienced politicians. This is also a big loss for Russia’s opposition," the head of the German Foreign Ministry said.


Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, in her turn, said that the investigation into the murder of Boris Nemtsov should be conducted transparently. "The Russian authorities should do their utmost to find out who is behind the crime and to ensure an independent and transparent investigation, whose results will be credible," Solberg said, noting that "this will largely determine whether someone will dare to criticise the authorities in future."


According to Solberg, no matter who committed the murder of Nemtsov, "this has frightened the Russian opposition". 


French leader of the opposition party National Front (NF), Marine Le Pen, believes that there is no reason not to trust Russian justice. "I believe in the Russian justice system, there is no reason not to do it." 


US Secretary of State John Kerry also urged Russia to carry out a "thorough, transparent, real investigation" into the murder of the Russian opposition leader. He noted that US intelligence has no information about who was behind the killing of Boris Nemtsov. 


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is shocked by the murder of Boris Nemtsov and expects the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly.



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