Ukraine: No progress in investigating murder of famous Belarus journalist

There has been no progress in investigating the murder of prominent Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet yet, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko admits.

In an interview with Segodnya, Lutsenko stresses that the investigation is hardly being advanced as much as the probe into the murder of Russian MP Denis Voronenkov.

“The investigation into Sheremet’s case has not been so successful yet. Although there was a moment when the investigators seemed to be on the roll. One of the defendants in the case of the attempted assassination of Ukrainian MP Igor Mosiychuk had a strong resemblance to the figure featured in a video in Sheremet’s case. But later it turned out that they were not one and the same person,” he said.

Pavel Sheremet was killed by a bomb explosion in the centre of Kyiv on July 20, 2016. The exploded car belonged to Alena Prytula, Pavel’s life partner and the owner of the Ukrainska Pravda online media outlet. The murder might well be under control of president Petro Poroshenko, the police have so far failed to establish the identity of instigators or criminals who killed the journalist.