U.S. Ambassador Tefft lays flowers at Nemtsov murder scene

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft on Saturday visited the place where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed on Friday evening, an Interfax correspondent reported.

Tefft, escorted by bodyguards, approached the place where Nemtsov was killed and laid flowers.

Speaking to journalists, Tefft said his embassy colleagues and he had decided to come there to show their respect for Boris Nemtsov.

He pointed out that U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other policymakers had condemned the opposition leader's killing and also expressed their respect for him.

After that, Tefft left the crime scene.

Nemtsov was shot by an unidentified killer on Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge near the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday.

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