Shameless Vladimir Putin calls for an end to ‘shameful’ political assassinations

Vladimir Putin today demanded an end to ‘shameful’ political assassinations in the wake of the shooting of a Kremlin critic last week.

Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was gunned down as he walked with his Ukrainian girlfriend on Friday night near Red Square.

He was the most prominent opposition figure to be killed in Russia during Putin’s 15-year rule.

The Kremlin has denied any involvement, saying that the killing was a ‘provocation’ designed to discredit Putin and strengthen his opponents…