: Ukrainians bid last farewells to prominent journalist killed in Kyiv

11:59 Jul. 22, 2016

Ukrainians bid last farewells to prominent journalist killed in Kyiv

Ukrainians bid last farewells to prominent journalist Pavlo Sheremet killed in Kyiv (UNIAN photo)

Pavlo Sheremet will be buried in Minsk on Saturday

Hundreds of people are lining up at Kyiv's Ukrainian House to bid farewell to the prominent journalist Pavlo Sheremet, killed in a car bombing on July 20.

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Family members, friends, colleagues, officials and ordinary Ukrainians are bringing flowers to pay their last respects to the 44-year-old native of Belarus, whose murder sent the shock waves across Ukraine.

 

The outspoken critic of leaders in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine died on his way to work. He was driving a car to host his morning radio show.  The car belonged to his partner, Olena Prytula, the owner of the news site Ukrainska Pravda.

Police said an explosive device of 400-600 grams of TNT equivalent ripped the automobile apart, and was possibly detonated remotely.

Ukrainian authorities vowed to find and bring the perpetrators to justice. The local investigators are already joined by their colleagues from FBI.

On Friday evening the body of the slain journalist will be transported to Belarus. Pavlo Sheremet will be buried in Minsk on Saturday.

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