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Prosecutor General announces lead in ‘Sheremet case’

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yuriy Lutsenko said this lead could help find executors and customers of the murder
15:26, 21 August 2018

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The investigation have a new information in the case of murder of the journalist Pavlo Sheremet, which could possibly point to the performers and customers. This was announced by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukrainian Truth reports.

"Over the past month, we have found one lead that could help us find an answer in this matter, I'm keeping it under my control. The investigation is going on actively. I will not say anything else," he said.

He also noted that this information is likely to bring the investigation to the executors of murder, and then to its customers.

"There are no suspects in this case, but I can not say more in the interests of the investigation. We now have information that could lead us to at least the executors, and then to the customers. However, I'll emphasize that it’s only probable. I have a personal motive for effective control of this case," he said.

Related: Police are yet to identify Sheremet’s murderer

As we 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.

Beyond that, joint investigation of OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info portal has recently established that Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) could be following journalist Pavlo Sheremet a night before he was killed.

Related: Sheremet's murder: investigation is complicated by Russian citizenship of journalist

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