Ukrainian general prosecutor has confirmed that Pavel Sheremet was murdered — an explosive device was found in the car.
Ukraine's police chief Khatia Dekanoidze (pictured) says investigation into Sheremet's murder is her point of honour pic.twitter.com/xZiNEd45Vy— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) 20 July 2016
According to the reports, the car belonged to his employer, the head of Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper.
Journalist for @ukr_pravda Pavel Sheremet killed in car explosion in Kyiv. Horrible, despicable crime. Ukr police shld look into all motives— tanya cooper (@TanyaCooper_) 20 July 2016
Alyona Pritula, the founder and chief editor of Ukrainskaya Pravda media outlet, was not inside the car at the moment of the explosion.
The explosion took place at about 7:45 am, after the journalist got into the car, started the engine and drove about several dozen meters.
The vehicle has burnt out completely.
Pavel Sheremet was a well-known Russian journalist and political analyst specializing in relations between Russia and Ukraine. Over the last five years, he lived and worked in Ukraine for Ukrainskaya Pravda news outlet.
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