Ukraine's President orders immediate probe of journalist's death

12:40, 20 July 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the law enforcement agencies to investigate the death of an acclaimed Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet.

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"I ordered law enforcement agencies to immediately investigate this crime. Those responsible should be punished," Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.

"A terrible tragedy in Kyiv. That's a shock - I have no other words," the president wrote.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a Ukrainian journalist of Ukrainska Pravda Pavlo Sheremet was killed early Wednesday in a car blast in Kyiv.

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said that the journalist's car was blown up by an explosive device.

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