MOSCOW, March 14 (RAPSI) – Ukraine’s authorities have put businessman Vladimir Tyurin, an alleged organizer of the murder of former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, on the wanted list, the country's Interior Ministry has announced on its website.

Tyurin, the former husband of Voronenkov’s widow Maria Maksakova, stands charged with intended conspiratorial killing committed for selfish motives, according to the Ministry’s database.

In October 2017, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko said that the murder of Voronenkov was ordered by Tyurin. However, prosecutors claimed that the crime was planned by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). Law enforcement authorities believe that Voronenkov’s murder is connected with his evidence of the Russian military prescriptive in Ukraine, and testimony in the treason case against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. “Russian security services prepared a scheme of the witness’ liquidation,” Lutsenko stated.

Voronenkov was shot dead in the central part of Ukrainian capital Kiev on March 23, 2017. His murderer was mortally wounded in the act and later died in a hospital.

The killer was identified as a Ukrainian citizen Pavel Parshov, who served in the Ukrainian National Guard, adviser to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said earlier. Parshov was wanted by the Ukrainian police for fictitious business activity and money laundering.

According to Ukrainian prosecutors, two men allegedly involved in the murder have been arrested and detained. Two other suspects have been put on the wanted list.

Voronenkov, a former member of Russia's Communist Party, moved to Ukraine in October 2016 together with his wife Maria Maksakova, also an ex-lawmaker, and was granted Ukrainian citizenship in December 2016.

In Russia Voronenkov faced numerous criminal charges including fraud and was arrested in absentia by a Moscow court; he was put on the federal wanted list.