MOSCOW, March 2 (UPI) -- A video showing the apparent moment when Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down has been released, while a government spokesman denies claims that cameras were shut off at the Kremlin.
Nemtsov was shot in the back with a pistol Friday night. He was a former deputy prime minister under former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin. The shooting came hours after a radio interview in which he denounced Putin's "mad, aggressive" policies.
Media reports claimed that some surveillance cameras at the Kremlin were shut off during the time of Nemtsov's murder. The Kommersant reported that surveillance footage in the Kremlin area was either blurry or nonexistent due to cameras being shut off for repairs.
A spokesman for Moscow's information technology department denied those accusations, stating that all surveillance cameras were functioning fully at the time Nemtsov was killed.
There have been no arrests in connection to the slaying. Authorities are offering nearly $50,000 for information related to the shooting.