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Interior Minister doubts guilt of suspects in Sheremet murder, asks for assistance, - Taylor

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Arsen Avakov asked a few states-partners about help in the investigation
12:40, 27 December 2019

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine William Taylor stated that Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov asked a few countries to assist in the investigation of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as European Truth reported.

“Avakov held a very detailed briefing for us, foreign ambassadors. However, I read the Ukrainian media and I am fully aware that there are questions. Avakov asked a few states-partners about help (in the investigation, - 112.international). And I know that some of them learn how they may help,” Taylor said.

He suggested that Avakov is not sure in the guilt of people served with charges in the murder of Sheremet.

Related: Sheremet Case: Suspect Kuzmenko files lawsuit against Ukraine's MIA

As we reported National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified on suspicion.

Totally, there are five main suspects in the murder of the journalist.

Kyiv Pechersk District Court chose a preventive measure for Yulia Kuzmenko in the form of the detention for two months.

Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure in the form of the 24-hour house arrest for military nurse Yana Duhar.

Related: Murder of Sheremet: Appeal court upholds arrest of suspect Antonenko

Andriy Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. The car he was driving exploded in the city’s downtown. The vehicle belonged to his civilian wife, Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda outlet Olena Prytula; she was not in the car at the moment. The Ukrainian police qualified the explosion as intentional homicide. Then Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko assumed the murder could be the part of some ‘greater plan’, perhaps designed by the Kremlin. The key version of Sheremet’s murder was his professional activity.

 

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