A man sits on the couch as he listens to an interview on the TV channel “The People’s TV” in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, Russia, December 1, 2017.

REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/File PhotoA man sits at the couch during an interview with a television channel “the People’sTV” in Moscow, Russia December 1.

REUTERS.REUTERS/Alexander Shlemenko/File PhotosPeople gather around a TV channel during an investigation into the murder of an elderly woman in Dnepropetovsk, near the Ukrainian border, on January 6, 2017, in Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a probe into the death of a Russian woman who was beaten and stabbed to death in the city of Donetsk.

The woman, who was a grandmother, was allegedly beaten and strangled by two men who were caught on video on the day she went missing.

The incident prompted Moscow to ban a TV station from airing the program “The Mother” and banned local media from airing any of the news coverage.

REUTERS: Alexei Nikolsky/Pool (R)A man stands at the window of a restaurant as he looks through a window of the apartment building of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Donetsk, Russia on October 25, 2017 in Minsk, Belarus.

The victim’s body was found on November 17 in a vacant apartment building in the town of Minsk.

RIA Novosti/File photoThe victim’s apartment building was empty when she went to pick up her belongings on October 27, 2017 and her body was later found on December 3 in a small alleyway in Donetsk.

Alexander Zemenovsky/PoolA man takes pictures as he stands on the street in Donetsk as the body of his girlfriend, a former nurse, was found in the building, November 17, 2017.(Alexei Nikolitsky/File)The apartment building is next to a restaurant that is under investigation for murder, and the killing happened just a few days before the city was set to host a football match between Russia and Ukraine.

Alexei Shchastnykin/PoolRussian police officers gather around the crime scene of the killing of a woman in a room at the apartment of a suspect in the apartment block of a Ukrainian man accused in the murder and dismemberment of his wife, in the western town of Krasnodar, Russia November 3, 2017 Reuters/Dmitry Lovetsky/File photosA woman holds a placard as she holds a candle during a demonstration to protest against the killing on the streets of Kostroma, Ukraine, in this October 23, 2017 file photo.

REUTERS / Alexander Zemliyanichenko (R-L)A woman kisses a girl at the site of the murder in the village of Kastoria, in central Ukraine November 1, 2018.(Alexander Zemanovsky/File picture)Police in Kiev, Ukraine react after news of the arrest of a suspected gunman in a murder of a female nurse in the central city of Kharkiv on September 25, 2018.

The suspected gunman, a Ukrainian national, is the son of a retired deputy of Ukraine’s ruling party.

Anton Kolesnikov/Pool(R-R)Russian President Vladimir Trump arrives to deliver remarks at the start of the 7th United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 26, 2018, in New Jersey.

President Donald Trump on Friday expressed condolences to the family of a local nurse killed in a shooting in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian president’s office said that his son was killed by a “lone wolf” gunman in the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk on Thursday.

(Pool photo via Reuters/Mike Segar/File Photographer)A young woman holds an American flag as she speaks during a rally in Kiev on September 26.

(Alexei Druzhinin/Pool via Reuters)A police officer walks with a group of demonstrators as they protest against President Donald Trumps decision to hold the G8 Summit in the Belarusian city of Ulan-Ude, September 24, 2018 in Ulan Ude, Belarus.(Alexey Druzgin/Pool/Reuters)A policeman walks as he holds an injured person after a violent clash with protesters during the G7 summit in the French city of Lyon, September 25.

The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) held a summit in Helsinki on Thursday that aimed to resolve a long-running dispute over Russian sanctions and the Ukrainian conflict.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the meeting had been canceled, saying he would postpone it to avoid a “serious” conflict.

(Reuters/Pavel Golovkin/File Picture)The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and French President Emmanuel Macron attended the summit.

(AFP/Getty Images)An armed Ukrainian protester stands guard during clashes between pro-Russian protesters and police