Russian opposition politician shot dead in Moscow

Medics seen carrying the body of Boris Nemtsov.

Medics seen carrying the body of Boris Nemtsov. Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

From BBC:

A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.

An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say.

He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday in Moscow against the war in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the murder, the Kremlin says.

In a recent interview, Mr Nemtsov had said he feared Mr Putin would have him killed because of his opposition to the war in Ukraine.

I’m sure Putin is real beat up about it.