Order to kill Sheremet may have come from Russian Federation, - Avakov

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is allowed that the murder was political order
17:33, 8 February 2017

Ukraine's Interior Ministry

The investigation does not rule out the possibility of political contract killing of Pavlo Sheremet. This was reported during the briefing broadcast by “112 Ukraine” TV channel by Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

“The results of pre-trial investigation on Pavlo Sheremet’s murder at this point suggest that this felony was thoroughly prepared by a group of people – contract murder. The investigation does not exclude the version of political assassination ordered by the Russian Federation,” Avakov reported.

As it was reported earlier today, professional activity is the main version of Pavlo Sheremet’s murder.

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. 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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