Zelensky summons heads of law enforcement agencies to report on probe into Sheremet's murder
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has summoned heads of the law enforcement agencies to report on the progress of the probe into the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet.
"I ask the prosecutor general, the interior minister, heads of the National Police and the SBU Security Service of Ukraine to meet on July 23 and report on the progress of the investigation. I invite journalists to the meeting," he wrote on Facebook on July 20, 2019.
"The previous president and law enforcement agencies called the disclosure of Pavel Sheremet's murder 'a matter of honor.' Three years have passed. There are more questions than answers," he said.
UNIAN memo. Pavel Sheremet, a journalist from Belarus who was residing in Kyiv, was blown up in a car on the morning of July 20, 2016. Police opened a criminal case under Clause 5 of Part 2 of Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (felonious homicide committed in a way dangerous for many people's life).
Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko called revenge for professional activity as a major theory behind the journalist's murder. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov did not rule out Russia's involvement in the assassination. He said that the National Police is ready to pay UAH 200,000 for any information with regard to the murder.