Sheremet case: Ukrainian police questioning Belarusian ex-law enforcer

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police said that the testimony of ex-law enforcer Makar will help find those who ordered the murder of Pavlo Sheremet
20:02, 19 January 2021

Sheremet case
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Police questioned in Ukraine the disponent of the previously released audio recordings, ex-employee of the Belarusian law enforcement agencies Igor Makar, as part of the search for customers of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. This was reported by the press service of the National Police of Ukraine.  

“In order to obtain additional information that will help track down the perpetrators of the heinous murder of Pavlo Sheremet in the center of the Ukrainian capital, National Police investigators interviewed a man who provided the audio recordings for publication,” police said.

It is stated that he has the procedural status of a witness.

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Police said that during the interview, the witness provided investigators with information that could significantly speed up the process of identifying customers and the circumstances of detonating the car of Pavlo Sheremet.

Police are currently checking the information. The audio recording was sent for phonoscopic examination.

In addition, it was noted that the National Police “prepared a request for international legal assistance in conducting additional investigative actions in the territories of states related to the published audio recording.”

Related: Ukraine holds expert study of audiotapes in Sheremet case

Earlier it was reported that ex-Belarusian special forces, ex-KGB officer tied to the Sheremet case are ready to testify to Ukraine.

The journalist Pavlo Sheremet died in Kyiv downtown on the morning of July 20, 2016 as a result of a car explosion. On December 12, 2019, the National Police stated that Andriy Antonenko, Yulia Kuzmenko and Yana Duhar were suspected of involvement in the murder of the journalist.

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