A person of interest in the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, nurse of one of the airborne battalions Yana Duhar was released on bail, as RBK-Ukraine reported.
“Pechersk district court of Kyiv released on bail suspect in the organization of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, Yana Duhar,” the message said.
The sum of the bail for Duhar is 168,000 hryvnia ($6,258).
At the end of December 2019, the lawyers of suspect Duhar stated about the falsification of evidence and illicit arrest. Recently, they provided the court with witnesses who stated the alibi of the suspect on the day of the murder.
As we reported, National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They are also notified of suspicion.
On December 13, 2019, the Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure in the form of the 24-hour house arrest for military nurse Yana Duhar.
Later the court changed the restrictive measure for Duhar. She is obliged to stay under the house arrest from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. She will be able to work and serve in the military unit at another time.
On February 5, 2020, the court extended the arrest of Yana Duhar until April 4, 2020.
Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. His car 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.