World leaders condemn killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov

World leaders have condemned the killing of Russian top opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down by unknown assailants in Moscow overnight. Putin says he will personally oversee a probe into the murder.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was “shocked by the devious murder” of outspoken opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “ensure that the murder is investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.”

Nemtsov was fatally shot by assailants driving a white car near the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. He was walking with a Ukrainian woman when he was shot. The 55-year-old former Russian deputy prime minister is the most prominent opposition figure killed during Putin’s 15-year rule, and his death has sparked an international outcry.

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