Professional activity is primary version of Sheremet’s murder, - police

Source : 112 Ukraine

Theories about personal conflict and murder by mistake are not in priority
16:32, 8 February 2017


Professional activity is the main version of Pavlo Sheremet’s murder. This was reported during the briefing broadcast by “112 Ukraine” TV channel by Oleksandr Vakulenko, the deputy head of the National Police – chief of the main investigation department.

“The murder theories like object mistake and conflict situations in personal life sounded several times. I want to say that both of two mentioned versions were investigated and today they are not among priorities for the investigation. First of all, we consider the professional activity of Sheremet as journalist both within and abroad Ukraine the primary theory,” Vakulenko reported.

As 112 International reported, 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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