The investigation has a subversion of the motive for the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet - his materials, exposing current regime in the Russian Federation. This was stated by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov at the briefing on the detention of suspects in the case of murder of Sheremet, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"This version has several subversions, as the chief investigator said. For example, Sheremet was writing a book together with Nemtsov (Boris Nemtsov, opposition Russian politician, killed on February 27, 2015 in the downtown of Moscow, - ed.), Sheremet published several materials that exposed the relevant the current regime in the neighboring state. Therefore, it may also be a version, and it is also under consideration," Avakov said.
Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in July 2016. The explosive device was set under his car.
The investigation team works on four possible lines of inquiry: professional activity, personal enmity, destabilization of the situation in the country, as well as the attack by mistake (the care belonged to Olena Prytula, the Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda news agency).
Today, on December 12, 2019, National Police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They were also notified on suspicion.