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Zelensky doesn't know who had killed Sheremet

20.05.2021, 15:50

The President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he did not know who the murderer of journalist Pavlo Sheremet was. He said this at a press conference on May 20.

"I do not know who the killer is. Believe me, if I had known, I would have done anything, even outlawed, to arrest these people. Whether these are the representatives who are currently tried, or others, or maybe one of these and plus others, I do not know. I tell it you frankly, " as Volodymyr Zelensky said.

He added that he "regrets a lot that we lost any journalist."

"I am very sorry that I was not president then. Maybe then, these bodies, which probably are or any of them were involved in this (murder. - Ed. ), then they would not have done it. I do not I know, "he said.

"I want no journalist to die like that with me," Zelensky said.

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.

“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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