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Deputy chief of police who directed investigation in Sheremet's case discharged, - Slidstvo.info

21.09.2021, 14:49
National Police
National Police

Former First Deputy Chief of the Police Yevhen Koval, who headed the investigative task force in the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, has been discharged.  He filed declaration prior to dismissal. This was reported by Slidstvo.Info.

In a comment to the edition, Yevhen Koval found his dismissal to be due to some political reasons.  “The reason for my dismissal would be political. Because there are no questions to my work. "

At the same time, he did not explain who could benefit from his dismissal. "Frankly, I do not know. They just fired me, ” Koval wrote.

According to the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, the pre-dismissal declaration is submitted within 20 working days after the dismissal. According to Koval's declaration, his last working day was August 20 this year. He also received more than 830,000 hryvnias (around $31 thousand) of payout.

Yevhen Koval was appointed First Deputy Head of the National Police in September 2019. Prior to that, he headed the Internal Security Department of the National Police. As the first deputy head of the National Police, Koval also headed the criminal police. In particular, he led an investigative task force investigating the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet. 

As IMI reported, As IMI reported, Pavel Sheremet died in Kyiv on July 20, 2016 in a car blast.

On December 12, 2019, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the National Police had detained and pressed suspicion to those involved in the murder of Pavel Sheremet.

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.

On 12 December, the editorial staff of “Ukrayinska Pravda” (UP) claimed to be stupefied by the investigative lead into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, as “UP” web-based edition reported on its website.

On July 23, 2019, Head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev told that the murder of Pavel Sheremet still remained unsolved.

On April 30, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv changed the measure of restraint for the accused Andriy Antonenko, from custody to 24-hour house arrest.

On July 16, the newly appointed Interior Minister Denis Monastyrskyi promised to draw conclusions about the quality of law enforcement in the case of Pavel Sheremet following a court ruling.

On August 3, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court in Kyiv examined the expert study of Yuliya Kuzmenko’s gait. The experts concluded the person walking near the Sheremet’s car could be at 15% Yulia Kuzmenko,

On August 4, the measure of restraint for Yulia Kuzmenko has been mitigated by decision of the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv. Instead of house arrest around the clock she was placed under night house arrest and her electronic tracking ankle device was off.

On 6 of August, Yana Dugar said she had noticed to be under surveillance

Actually, the suspects are Sergeant of the Special Operations Forces Andriy Antonenko (Riffmaster), military medic Yana Duhar and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko. They refuse to admit their guilt. Yulia Kuzmenko is now under night house arrest, she returned to her work in Kyiv Okhmadet hospital, Antonenko is under round-the-clock detention, Yana Duhar is on bail of UAH 168,160 (about $6 315).

On September 11, the judge of the Pecherski district court in Kyiv, Vitaliy Pysanets, was found dead on September 11 in the village of Pohreby near Kyiv. He was trying the the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet and ordered several arrests of suspects in the crime.

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