Boris Nemtsov, a former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of Russia’s opposition, was shot dead two years ago on 27 February 2015. The suspected murderers are currently on trial, with verdicts expected in March, but there are concerns that the investigation has not pursued leads into who ordered the assassination.
Minister for Europe and the Americas, Sir Alan Duncan, said:
Boris Nemtsov was a man of great stature, who was admired in the UK for his essential and courageous work in promoting democracy. I urge the Russian government to ensure that all those responsible for this appalling crime are brought to justice. Like many in Russia and the international community, the UK government is continuing to follow developments closely.