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Sheremet case: Police pledge absence of contradictions in conclusions of expert studies

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue is about the identification of three female figures spotted by the CCTV cameras near the site where Sheremet’s car explosion
15:00, 18 December 2019

Pavel Sheremet
112 Agency

National Police states that there are no contradictions in the conclusions of the expert from Great Britain Ivan Birch and experts of Kyiv Research and Development Institute of Forensic Analysis in the investigation of the murder of Pavlo Sheremet.

“The information about the possible contradiction of the results of some expert studies appeared in the mass media. National Police of Ukraine urges the sides of the criminal process, journalists and society not to distort the announced official information on the investigation of this resonant murder,” the message said.

The issue of the identification of three female figures spotted by the CCTV cameras near the site where Sheremet’s car exploded.

Related: Sheremet case: Court decides to detain suspect Kuzmenko

Police noted that Birch supposed before the expert study that females on the video might be the same person. However, when the investigators got a sufficient number of video recordings from few CCTV cameras, the additional expert studies were appointed. The experts of Kyiv Research and Development Institute of Forensic Analysis held them and they officially involved Ivan Birch to the studies.

In the official conclusions, the experts pointed out that different females were recorded by the cameras. These results of the investigation attached to the materials of the criminal proceeding and became part of the evidentiary record.

Earlier, journalists of Slidstvo.Info stated that the conclusions of the expert studies contradict each other.

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

Related: Ukraine's Security Service erased data from cameras in area of ​​Sheremet murder, - lawyer

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

Andryi 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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