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Ukraine's Prosecutor General: Journalist Sheremet murder case and crimes of ‘elite’ are priority

Ruslan Ryaboshapka also mentioned the investigation into the crimes committed on Maidan and events after it
13:11, 9 September 2019

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka
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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka said that the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet and the crimes committed by the “elite” were a high priority. Prosecutor General said this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

When asked which cases are the priority for him and to which cases MIA head Arsen Avakov pays attention, the Prosecutor General answered:

“There are two cases that we talked about with Arsen Avakov. One is about the famous journalist Pavlo Sheremet, and the other related to Odesa. I will not reveal the details, but it is also a resonant case and is well known.”

According to Ryaboshapka, he also prioritizes crimes committed by the “elite,” including corruption.

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General also mentioned the investigation into the crimes committed on Maidan and events after it

“Obviously, these cases are related to national security and defense. The country is actually at war, and at the same time there was a situation with Ukroboronprom,” Ryaboshapka added.

Related: Zelensky urges law enforcement bodies to report on Sheremet case investigation

As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian law enforcers would find those behind the murder of Ukrainian reporter Pavlo Sheremet

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.

Related: OSCE encourages Ukrainian authorities to conclude Sheremet’s murder investigation

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