The information on the investigation into the murder of Pavlo Sheremet, the well-known Ukrainian reporter should be released for wide audience. President Petro Poroshenko said that in his address on the occasion of the Journalist’s Day.
‘Journalism became the ‘fourth estate’ in Ukraine. One cannot ignore their work – it’s just dangerous, for everyone. And I’m glad about it. However, there are certain drawbacks about this job today. Are the reporters really safe? No. There are certain cases like the murder of Pavlo Sheremet; and I’m hurt, deep in my heart, just like all of you. I demand that the law enforcement agencies provide public report on the investigation of his murder. I’m sure that the wide audience should be aware of the details – expect for those making the secrecy of investigation. We should do everything so that the perpetrators and the contractors in this and other cases would be held responsible,’ the Head of the state said.
Pavlo Sheremet, the well-known Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian journalist, was killed in Kyiv in July 2016; his car exploded as he was driving to work. Forensics found out that his car was wired; the police qualified the explosion as intentional homicide.
Law enforcers consider the opportunity of the Russian trail in this case.