President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited the presentation of preliminary results of the investigation of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. He also stated that he is pleased about the progression of the investigation, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“There are a lot of facts; some of them serious, others are weaker. That is why I said ‘possible perpetrators’, ‘possible murderers’. I was really pleased that we pushed out such a serious case,” Zelensky said.
He also added that if the court decides that the accusations are not grounded thoroughly and there is not enough evidence, then all law enforcers who were engaged in the investigation of the murder of Sheremet will be obliged to apologize at least.
Earlier, investigators in the case of the murder of reporter Pavlo Sheremet prepared a petition to the Office of Prosecutor General; in it, they ask the authority to prolong the pre-trial investigation for another four months, until June 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.