President Vladimir Putin urged police to find those responsible for the murder of journalist Kazbek Gekkiev, killed yesterday in Nalchik, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the North Caucasus.
“I am sure our law-enforcement bodies will do everything to reveal and punish criminals,” Putin said today at a meeting with human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin in Sochi today.
Gekkiev, 26, was a host at regional TV news program Vesti in the republic. He was shot by two people while on his way from work to his girlfriend’s home, Vesti said today.
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