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RSF required from investigation to provide clear answers on Sheremer murder

22.07.2020, 12:01
Photo credit: AFP /
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"Reporters sans frontières" required clear answers from the investigators in the case of murder of Paevl Sheremet, as RSF claimed it in its Twitter message.

“We want clear answers! 4 years ago, the journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in his car blast. The doubts are persisting, nothwithstanding the official investigation. "Reporters sans frontiers" require an unbiased, complete and transparent investigation to be made”, as RSF said.

It should be reminded, on 27 July, the Media Movement "Media for Conscious Choice" has demanded from law enforcement agencies to provide clear answers within the case of the murder of Pavel Sheremet. “We, members of the Media Movement, as well as the journalists, media and human rights organizations, demand from law enforcement agencies to give a clear answer to the questions of who had ordered and perpatrated the murder of our colleague, what country they originate from and what their motives were.

We support our colleagues from Ukrayinska Pravda in their efforts to find out the truth, and we believe that at present, neither the accusations nor the defense have sufficient arguments to draw any definitive conclusion”.

On 20 July, it is four years since the brutal and spectacular murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet downtown Kyiv. The question about who had killed Pavel still remains unanswered.

As IMI reported, on June 1, As IMI reported, on June 1, National Police investigators opened 38 volumes of files of the pre-trial investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet to the lawyers of the suspects Yana Dugar, Yulia Kuzmenko and Andriy Antonenko.

On May 22, police completed an investigation into three suspects in Sheremet's murder.

On May 21, the investigators changed suspicion of the suspects in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet - Yulia Kuzmenko, Andriy Antonenko and Yana Duhar.


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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