President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky asked the heads of law enforcement agencies on July 23 to inform him about the progress in the investigation of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. This was stated in the address of the head of state on Facebook page.
“On July 23, I urge the Prosecutor General, the Interior Minister, the head of the National Police and the head of the Security Service to meet and report on the progress of the investigation. I invite the journalists to the meeting,” Zelensky wrote.
He reminded that the fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and law enforcement agencies called the disclosure of the murder of Sheremet a “matter of honor”.
“Three years have passed. There are still more questions than the answers,” the head of state noted.
Zelensky believes that the Ukrainian society have to get an answer to the question “Who killed Pavlo?”
As it was reported earlier, 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. 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.
Beyond that, joint investigation of OCCRP and Slidstvo.Info portal has recently established that Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) could be following journalist Pavlo Sheremet a night before he was killed.
In August 2018, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said the investigation had new information in the case of murder of the journalist Pavlo Sheremet, which could possibly point to the performers and customers.