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Zelensky expects persons responsible for Sheremet's murder to be brought to justice

29.10.2019, 15:43

President Volodymyr Zelensky expects that the high profile murders of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, the adviser to the mayor of Kherson Catherine Gandzyuk and other public activists will be properly investigated and the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

He said it on October 29 during a speech at the first investment forum “RE: think. Invest in Ukraine ” that was held in Mariupol, as Ukrinform reported.

"I believe that investigations into high-profile corruption cases, as well as the lurid murders of Pavel Sheremet, Kateryna Gandziuk and other public activists will be properly investigated and all the perpetrators will be punished," Zelensky said.

He said that Ukraine is currently undergoing clean-up at the Prosecutor’s General Office, reforming the Security Service and assured the full independence of National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, and the State Bureau of Investigation.

The head of state also reminded that a number of bills and government resolutions have been adopted to improve the efficiency of law enforcement agencies and intensify the counter-action of corruption.

Moreover, the head of state stressed the importance of pursuing “not façade”, but a genuine reform of the judicial system.

As reported by IMI, 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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