US Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine: Why Sheremet’s case still unsolved?

It is hard to understand why the murderers of journalist Pavel Sheremet have not yet been found, William Taylor, US Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine, believes.

Three years ago, the 44-year-old journalist of Belarusian origin was killed in Kyiv.

In July, the top US diplomat visited the place where the fatal explosion happened. According to him, when president Zelensky asked investigator why the case had not been solved yet they said that there was ‘some progress’.

“I do not know what the progress is, but I can confirm that Sheremet’s death was a tragedy not only for your media outlet, but also for the freedom of speech in Ukraine in its entirety, and for the world too. Only if the case is solved, only if the perpetrators are brought to justice, one might hope for the restoration of respect for media freedom in Ukraine,” Taylor said in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

Pavel Sheremet, who for the last five years had lived and worked in Ukraine, died on the morning of July, 20 in car explosion. The car he was driving belonged to Alena Prytula — the owner of Ukrainska Pravda. According to law enforcers, the explosive had the power of 400-600 grams of TNT. The National Police of Ukraine opened a criminal case under article ‘deliberate murder’.

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