Photo credit: screenshot from Hromadske video
Pavel Sheremet's colleagues Darias Bogutsky and Eduard Chekin handed over to President Volodymyr Zelensky their own investigation into his murder during the report of the police about the progress of the case, as Hromadske reported.
The data they gathered allowed them to claim that Pavel could have been killed because of his investigation into the cases of missing cameraman for Russian ORT TV channel Dmitry Zavadsky, with whom Pavel had been working in Belarus.
"I am sure that the root of this is related to the assassination of Dmitry Zavadsky. Sheremet had never ceased investigating it. I know it for sure. A few months before his death, we talked about it and he could not accept the fact the body of Zavadsky had not even been found", Bogutsky said.
In the past, Pavel Sheremet made a film about the disappearance of people in Belarus, including Dmitry Zavadsky.
The film is titled "Wild hunt," he talks about the fate of politicians who went missing in Belarus, Yuri Zakharchenko and Viktor Honchar, journalist Dmytry Zavadsky and businessman Anatoly Krasovsky. They all openly opposed to the local authorities. Sheremet fought for a long time obtaining that the film to be broadcasted on the Russian TV channel ORT. In Belarus, this movie has been banned.
IMI reported, on July 23, the head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev
reported to the head of state Volodymyr Zelensky some classified information on progress of investigating the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.
On July 23, President Volodymyr Zelensky, after having been acquainted with the classified data about the progress of the investigation into the murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, said that the perpetrators of the murder would be found.