News from Ukraine: Revenge for professional activity may be key motive for Sheremet's murder – Ukraine chief prosecutor

11:30 Jul. 24, 2016

Revenge for professional activity may be key motive for Sheremet's murder – Ukraine chief prosecutor

Funeral service to pay tribute to Pavlo Sheremet, who was killed in a car blast in Kyiv, on July 20, 2016 (UNIAN Photo)

Ukrainian-Belarusian journalist was killed in a car blast in Kyiv's centre on July 20

The investigators are considering a key version of the murder of renowned journalist Pavlo Sheremet the act of revenge for his professional activity.

"From the first moment all the law enforcement agencies have been involved. The investigators are considering all versions, but the key version is that it was an act of revenge for Pavlo's professional activity," Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko told 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Lutsenko said priority investigation activities are currently under way.

"We are collecting testimonies from those people who live in that area, interviewing witnesses, including those from the notorious Russian channel that always arrive first at the scenes of unexpected murders. We are also interviewing Pavlo's close people," Lutsenko said.

Read also Surveillance Video: Suspects planting bomb under Sheremet's car

As was reported earlier, Pavlo Sheremet, a journalist working for the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper, was killed in a car blast on July 20. The car being driven by Sheremet belonged to Olena Prytula, his common-law wife and the owner of Ukrainska Pravda.

Reporting by UNIAN

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