The investigation considers musician and Donbas Conflict veteran Andriy Antonenko to be the organizer of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as Vlad Dobosh, the lawyer of one of the suspects Yulia Kuzmenko, reported on Facebook.
Moreover, Antonenko allegedly promoted the greatness of the Aryan race and he got involved with ultra-nationalistic ideas. That is why he decided to attract the intention of society to his political convictions by the murder of the journalist.
“The pretrial investigation established that Andriy Antonenko, getting involved with ultra-nationalistic ideas, promoting the greatness of the Aryan race, stratification of society according to the principle of the nationality, aiming to make his views to become the focus of attention of society to particular political convictions, staying in ATO territory, from the number of the volunteers and people who passed the military training in the composition of the volunteer battalions and have the skills of use of firearms and explosives, decided to create the organized group to commit the murder of journalist and radio host Pavlo Sheremet,” the suspicion states.
It is noted that Antonenko found and involved for the commitment of the murder as an organized group Kyiv citizen Yulia Kuzmenko, military on the contract Yana Duhar and people not identified by the pretrial investigation who had the same views and intentions to attract the attention of the society to the radical nationalist ideas, which, according to them, may change the life of the society.
The activity of the group was held with the clear distribution of roles between its partakers, while Antonenko ‘took up the functions of the organizer and head of the constant group”.
As we reported National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified on suspicion.
Andriy Antonenko, the musician and the participant in Donbas conflict, has his apartment searched by law enforcers; the man is now a suspect in the murder of Pavlo Sheremet.
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.