Half of MON-50 anti-personnel mine found during search of suspect Antonenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the investigation, the car of Sheremet was blown up by this mean
17:13, 19 December 2019


Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko stated that the half of the anti-personnel mine MON-50 was found during the search of the house of Andriy Antonenko, the suspect in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. According to the investigation, the car of Sheremet was blown up by the specific of a mine, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“Shortly before the search, Antonenko called to his comrade and asked to take away ‘some green rubbish’. Immediately, the operative workers and investigators held the search in the possible places of the location of this item. It turned out to be the half of a real service mine of MON-50,” Herashchenko stated.

According to him, the improvised explosive device was made exactly from the half of the Soviet anti-personnel mine MON-50 and the car of Sheremet was blown up by this device.

Herashchenko noted that at the moment, the expert study of the confiscated explosive device takes place.

Related: Lawyers for suspects in Sheremet case appeal against arrest

Earlier, it was reported that a mine was carried out before the search of the apartment of Andriy Antonenko, who is considered the suspect in the murder of Pavlo Sheremet.

As we reported, the 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.

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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