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MPs to set up interim commission of inquiry into Sheremet case

07.02.2020, 15:15
Photo credits: Roman PylypeyЕRА
Photo credits: Roman PylypeyЕRА

The parliament of Ukraine registered a draft resolution setting up an interim commission of inquiry in the case of murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet. The MP from “European Solidarity” faction Iryna Friz said it at a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada on February 7, as Hromadske reported.

“We seek to bring indeed this case to its logical end. And we don’t want they designate guilty persons, these or other functionaries, law enforcement bodies, the judiciary to lose one’s reputation, ” the MP said.

The interim commission of inquiry should be composed of representatives of different factions: European Solidarity, Servants of the People, BAtkivshchyna, Holos, and non-affiliated MPs.

The relevant draft resolution must first be considered by the Regulatory Committee, after which the document may be considered by the parliament. There is no information on registration of the resolution on website of the Parliament yet.

To remind, 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.

“We welcome the fact that the investigation is underway and the case has not been forgotten. We have to say it frankly, the lead of investigation stupefied us. Actually, we took the information they set out with reserve, ” the UP’s message reads.

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

On July 23, 2019, the head of the National Police, Serhiy Knyazev, reported to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky some classified information about the progress of the investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.

On July 23, 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky told that those responsible for the murder of Pavel Sheremet would be found.

In November 2019, Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka told that the detention of the spouses of ATO veterans Vladyslav and Inna Gryschenko was not related to the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet. But, their involvement in the murder of the journalist was to be verified, the same as involvement of other persons.

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