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    According to the Russian Interior Ministry, Nemtsov was killed in the center of Moscow at 11:40 p.m. local time on Friday (20:40 GMT), when several shots were fired at him from a passing car.

    Two key witnesses in the case of the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov testified and described the killer, according to Russian media. A physical description of the killer has been made.

    Police are searching for a 170-175 centimeters tall man with a short haircut. He was wearing blue jeans and a brown sweater.

    The Russian Investigative Committee plans to conduct additional investigating actions with Anna Duritskaya who was with Nemtsov when he was killed.

    According to the Russian Interior Ministry, Nemtsov was killed in the center of Moscow at 11:40 p.m. local time on Friday (20:40 GMT), when several shots were fired at him from a passing car.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Investigative Committee, the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service to set up an investigative team to look into the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

    Putin said the murder was "vile and cynical" and claimed that it was likely a contract killing.

    The Russian Investigative Committee is at the moment considering several crime scenarios, with some of them linking the politician's murder to events in Ukraine, the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris and Nemtsov's business activity.

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