News from Ukraine: 'Bring culprits to justice' - EU Ambassador to Ukraine on Sheremet's murder

13:51 Jul. 20, 2016

'Bring culprits to justice' - EU Ambassador to Ukraine on Sheremet's murder

Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Jan Tombinski (UNIAN Photo)

Journalist died when his car exploded in Kyiv's centre on early July 20

Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Jan Tombinski says those reponsible for killing journalist Pavlo Sheremet should be brought to justice.

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European Union in Ukraine posted his statement on Facebook.

Jan Tombinski, Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine: "I express my sincere condolences to the family of Pavel Sheremet and to all his colleagues whose work is at the heart of the independent and free media in Ukraine.

I call on the authorities to put all efforts behind this investigation and swiftly bring those responsible for this atrocious crime to justice".

Journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed early Wednesday, July 20, in a car explsion in the center of Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv.

Sheremet supported the 2013-2014 pro-Euromaidan protests in Kyiv, publicly condemned the Russian aggression against Ukraine and debunked myths about Ukraine made by Russian propaganda. In April 2014, he took part in the congress 'Ukraine - Russia: Dialogue'.

He maintained friendly relations with Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on February 27 in 2015, in Moscow's centre, near the Kremlin walls, as he walked home with his girlfriend from a restaurant

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