"This assassination of Pavel Sheremet was directed against the authorities. It is a complex, far-reaching criminal act. On the side of the criminals I see a powerful group, which has very large assets, great resources. I see that the crime was extremely expensive. They are the representatives of a powerful group who are substantially influencing the current system of government. Obviously, these are people who belong to a large financial and industrial group. The state faces an enemy who possesses equal capabilities," he said.
According to the forensic expert, as a rule the killers who get an "expensive" hit list, "are trying to neutralize an object at the lowest expense." However, in this case the murder “in a broad daylight” was specifically committed in in the busy center of Kyiv.