(Deutsche Welle) The US State Department's press release following the assassination of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Friday consisted of eight lines.
In the document, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his shock and regret of the killing of the country's former deputy prime minister, characterized Nemtsov as striving for a "more democratic, prosperous, open Russia" and urged "Russian authorities to act expeditiously to investigate and bring to justice those responsible."
For Yoshiko Margaret Herrera, a Russia expert and co-director of the International Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the US response wasn't good enough. "We know that the justice system in Russia is deeply flawed," she told DW. "I think essentially asking the Putin regime to investigate amounts to basically zero." […]
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