EU ambassador to Ukraine urges authorities to conduct swift and transparent investigation into murder of Sheremet

EU ambassador to Ukraine urges authorities to conduct swift and transparent investigation into murder of Sheremet

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Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli on the anniversary of the murder of Pavel Sheremet calls on Ukrainian authorities to investigate this crime as soon as possible.

This is stated in the letter sent to Ukrinform.

"On the day of this sad anniversary, I would like to once again call on Ukrainian authorities to conduct a swift and transparent investigation into this crime, allowing to identify the perpetrators and bring those responsible for this atrocity to justice," Mingarelli said.

In his opinion, Ukrainian civil society and media community lost one of its most talented and brave journalists.

"This tragedy still remains a source of sadness for his family and many of his friends and colleagues, who worked alongside Pavel Sheremet defending media freedom and the public interest across the region," the ambassador said.

As a reminder, Pavel Sheremet was blown up in a car downtown Kyiv on the morning of July 20, 2016. Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko called the main version of the journalist's murder a revenge for his professional activities. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov did not rule out the version that it could be Russian authorities behind the assassination.

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