Russian President Vladimir Putin has told murdered Boris Nemtsov’s mother that “everything will be done” have the perpetrators and organizers “punished.”

In a telegram to Ms Dina Yakovleva Eidmann published on the Kremlin’s website, Putin has called the event of Friday evening a “vile and cynical act”.

Some of Russia’s opposition parties have attributed the murder to the President and his administration.

Putin himself believes it might have been “a provocation.”

“Accept my deep condolence on the irreparable loss.”

In his words, Nemtsov “left his mark on the history of Russia, in its political and social life.” He happened take important positions “in a difficult transitional period for our country,” the message reads further.

“He always declared his position openly and sincerely, defended his point of view.”