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Probe into instigators of Sheremet murder to progress after court decision on perpetrators - Interior Minister

06.09.2021, 16:56
Ukrinform
Ukrinform

One could speak of the progress of the investigation into instigators of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, after the court issues decision on the perpetrators, as the Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky said, interviewed by Interfax-Ukraine.

He said, he had not personally read the case file.

"The minister has a lot of information, but he is not entitled to see into the case files of the criminal proceedings," he explained.

“Regarding instigators, the police are studying all the announced lines of inquiry. All this is currently being studied, additional investigative actions are underway, but I would like to talk about them only after the court issues its decision on perpetrators,” Monastyrskyi said.

Asked to precise whether this did mean that there would be any progress in the case against the instigators only after the court's decision regarding the executors, Monastyrsky said: "Yes, that's right."

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).

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