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Judge Vovk recused himself from case of murder of Sheremet

13.12.2019, 20:18
Photo redits: REUTERS / Sergii Kharchenko
Photo redits: REUTERS / Sergii Kharchenko

In Kyiv Pechersk District Court the lawyer of ATO veteran Andriy Antonenko required the judge Serhiy Vovk to recuse himself from the case. It happened the hearing when they had to order the preventive measure for the third suspect of murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The judge, in his turn, granted the request.

“The court has suspended consideration of the case in order to consider the request for recusal of the investigating judge. The court staff member will inform you of the next hearing regarding the decision to dismiss Judge Vovk,” the judge Vovk told.

IMI reported today, on December 13, the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv decided to place Yana Dugar, hospital nurse and  suspect in the murder of journalist Paul Sheremet under house arrest until February 8, 2020.In compliance with that decision, Dugar is forbidden to leave her place of residence in the town of Novomoskovsk, of Dnipropetrovsk region, until February 8, 2020. She had to surrender the documents for traveling abroad.

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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