Journalist Pavel Sheremet Killed in a Car Blast in Kyiv
Famous journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car blast on Wednesday morning, July 20. According to the information of Ukrayinska Pravda, the car exploded on the corner of Bohdana Khmelnytskoho and Ivana Franka in Kyiv, in front of McDonalds.
This car belonged to the founding editor of Ukrayinska Pravda Olena Prytula, but she was not inside the car.
The blast took place at 7:45 am when Sheremet was driving the car. Police arrived on the site. As of 8:50 am, the Head of the National Police Khatia Dekanoidze is on the site of the attack. In a comment to the journalists, she said: "You know what Ukrayinska Pravda means to me. Pavel Sheremet was a good acquaintance. He was the first person to ever interview me. He was a very good journalist, so [this investigation] is a matter of honor to me."
Pavel Sheremet was born and raised in Belarus. He worked in banking before becoming a journalist. He worked at Belarusian television, but because of a conflict with the Lukashenko regime, arrest, and a conditional sentence, Sheremet moved to Russia where he worked at ORT TV channel. Sheremet was a news anchor for Russia’s main news program Vremia [En.: Time].
Pavel Sheremet lived in Kyiv for the past five years, working for Ukrayinska Pravda, and was a host on Radio Vesti and other TV and radio channels.
Source: Oksana Kovalenko, Ukrayinska Pravda