Suspects in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, Yulia Kuzmenko and Yana Duhar did not know each other at the moment of his death as Vlad Dobosh, the lawyer of Yulia Kuzmenko stated.
He states that Kuzmenko and Duhar got acquainted only two months ago during the search of Iryna Gryshchenko a.k.a. ‘Puma’.
“By the way, she got acquainted with the Gryshchenko family (‘Puma’ and ‘Bucha’) and Yuliya (Kuzmenko, - 112.international) only a year ago - as far as she remembers, in summer 2018. A. S. Antonenko (‘Riffmaster’) does not know Yana Duhar at all,” Dobosh wrote.
According to his data, Yulia Kuzmenko met Antonenko for the first time in 2016, when she became the eyewitness of the fatal accident, which led to the death of his wife and child.
“She wrote about it on Facebook and after a while, Antonenko wrote to her, said that it was his wife and child, asking her if it was possible that she will stand as the witness. And she saw him for the first time in police, invited there by Herman Prystupa. Then Yulia has not seen Riffmaster and she met him for a few times on volunteer time,” Dobosh wrote.
The lawyer stated that it would be officially set out in the protocol of questioning of Kuzmenko.
As we reported, the National Police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified them of suspicion.
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.
Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. The car he was driving exploded in the city 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.