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Court of Appeal remanded suspect of Sheremet murder in custody

10.01.2020, 16:02

The Court of Appeal of Kyiv has remanded the person suspected of having been involved in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, musician and ATO veteran Andriy Antonenko, in custody. The court issued such a decision on January 10, having considered the second appeal of the defense lawyers against the decision of the Pechersk District Court to take him in custody, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"The appeal shall be dismissed," the judge stated, rejecting the demand to release Antonenko on bail.

Only the resolutive part of the court's decision was announced at the hearing, the full text is to be made public on January 15.

Antonenko's supporters in the courtroom shouted "Shame on you!", as they heard the court's decision.

As IMI reported, on December 23, 2019, the Court of Appeal of Kyiv upheld the decision of the court of first instance regarding Andriy Antonenko.

On January 8, the Kyiv Court of Appeals has left suspect Yana Dugar under 24-hour house arrest in Kyiv

On December 12, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told that the National Police had detained and pressed suspicion to some persons who would be involved in the murder of Pavel Sheremet.

On December 12, Deputy Head of the National Police - Criminal Police Chief Yevgeny Koval named five suspects in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet: Sergeant of the Special Operations Forces Andriy Antonenko, military medic Yana Dugar, volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko and veterans of the armed conflict in Donbas region Inna (alias Cougar) and Vladyslav (alias Bucha) Gryschenko.

On December 12, Deputy Head of the National Police - Chief of Criminal Police Yevgeny Koval reported that the explosive under the car of journalist Pavel Sheremet was put by the ATO musician and volunteer Andriy Antonenko and doctor and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko.

The same day, Yevhen Koval said that the investigation considered the main version of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet was to destabilize the social and political situation in Ukraine.

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