Sheremet case: Suspect Kuzmenko partakes in investigatory experiment

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, suspect Antonenko refused to participate in it
12:44, 3 January 2020


Suspect in the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, Yulia Kuzmenko participated in the investigatory experiment organized by the investigators of the Interior Ministry in the downtown Kyiv as Hromadske reported.

The experiment took place on the night of January 2 to January 3. The aim of the event was to check the walk of Kuzmenko to compare it with one depictured in the video-materials of the case. The forensics, employees of the law enforcement bodies and Yulia Kuzmenko participated in it.

According to the friends of Kuzmenko, suspect Andriy Antonenko was also taken to the site. He did not agree to participate in the experiment without his lawyers who were not present in Kyiv. It was offered to participate in it with the state lawyer but Antonenko refused from his services.

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Despite the cold weather, Kuzmenko was wearing summer clothes as it was supposed that she wore it on the day when the bomb was planted to the car of Pavlo Sheremet.

Kuzmenko’s lawyer stated about the intention to strive for the repeat investigatory experiment as the video materials showed that two persons were walking. The investigation established that Andriy Antonenko was the second person.

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.

Related: Interior Minister doubts guilt of suspects in Sheremet murder, asks for assistance, - Taylor

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.

Related: Sheremet murder: Court postpones consideration of Antonenko’s appeal until January 8

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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