Sheremet case: mine found at Antonenko’s search similar to substance used for murder of journalist

Source : 112 Ukraine

The evidence confiscated during the search of the suspect is the diluted industrially manufactured claymore shaped plastic bodied, directional type of anti-personnel mine MON-50
16:50, 23 December 2019

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The substance similar to the mine found during the search of Andriy Antonenko was used for the detonation of the car of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as the National Police reported.

“Such conclusion was made by the investigators after receiving of the results of the explosives engineering expert study. The study was held by the experts of Kyiv Research and Development Institute of Forensic Analysis of the Justice Ministry of Ukraine,” the message said.

According to the conclusion of the experts, the evidence confiscated during the search of the suspect is the diluted industrially manufactured claymore shaped plastic bodied, directional type of anti-personnel mine MON-50.

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The police noted that the experts found the remainings of the explosive made on the basis of the hexogen were found in the corps of the mine. This material was in the basis of the self-made explosive devices used for the attempted murder of the entrepreneur from Kosovo and for detonation of the car of Pavlo Sheremet.

The experts also found the mixed biological traces inside the item. Additionally, the experts will establish their affiliation.

Besides, it is reported that the suspect refused to explain the origin and aim of storing the confiscated item. Moreover, the detainee refuses from holding of the scaling experiments and he refuses to testify.

Related: Sheremet murder: Special Operation Forces stormed court before consideration of suspect Kuzmenko's case

As we reported National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified on suspicion.

Totally, there are five main suspects in the murder of the journalist.

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.

Andriy Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

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. 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.


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