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The murder took place on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge, a stones throw from the Kremlin (Photo: Jon Deane)

EU chair Latvia calls for 'answers' on Nemtsov killing

The murder of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader, in central Moscow has prompted strong statements from some EU capitals and the US.

Russian state media said he was shot four times at around 11.15pm local time on Friday (27 February) on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge, a stone’s throw from the Kremlin, by an “unknown assailant” in a white car.

They said president Vladimir Putin was “immediately informed” and has launched an inquest which he will “personally head”.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The murder took place on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky bridge, a stones throw from the Kremlin (Photo: Jon Deane)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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