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Probe into Sheremet's case as one of priorities for Prosecutor General

09.09.2019, 16:35

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The Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka qualified probe into several high profile criminal cases, including those one of murder of the journalist for Ukraynska Pravda Pavel Sheremet, as priority. He said it interviewed by RBC-Ukraine.

“There are two cases that we talked about with Arsen (Avakov. - Ed. ). One concerns the very famous journalist Pavel Sheremet. The other is related to Odessa. I will not reveal the details, but it is also high-profile case and is household case, ” he said.

"... It is important for us to show that one cannot kill the journalists and the state is to respond to it even in three or five years afterwards, but the perpetrators will be placed in jail," Ryaboshapka said.

Among other priorities, Ryaboshapka also mentioned the investigation into cases over crimes against European Maydan activists, crimes committed by the "elite", including corruption cases and recovering of stolen assets to the state budget.

IMI informed, on July 23, 2019, the head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev, said the crime still remained unsolved, as he reported to the President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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

On July 23, 2019, After having familiarized himself with the classified materials on investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, the President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the persons who are guilty of this murder, would be found.

On July 23, 2019 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.

On July 20, 2019, the editor-in-chief of "Ukraynska Pravda" Sevgil Musayeva voiced at the actions of memory of Pavel Sheremet the open letter from relatives and colleagues of the journalist who claimed to expect from the President Volodymyr Zelensky measures to be taken that could give a new impetus to the investigation into that murder. She vadded as well the journalistic community and the relatives of Pavel Sheremet demanded that the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and National Police Chief Serhiy Knyazev had to resign.

On July 20, 2019, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, stated that law enforcement applied every effort to resolve the murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, and they dispose some  “hot versions”.

On July 19, 2019, Director of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Communications Department Artem Shevchenko told that no suspects had been identified in the case of murder of Pavel Sheremet.

Pavel Sheremet was killed in Kyiv on July 20, 2016 in the car blast.

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