Authorities Obtain CCTV Footage of Planting Sheremet Carbomb

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Thursday, 21 July 2016, 19:58

After examining the body of the victim and the frame of the vehicle that was blown up yesterday the investigators of the assassination of Pavel Sheremet are coming to the preliminary conclusion that driver of the car was the only target of the perpetrators. This was confirmed to ZN.UA [Ed.: online version of respected Dzerkalo Tyzhnia of the 1990s] by a source in Ukrainian law enforcement.

"The calculation was precise and professional. There was enough explosive to kill only the driver. If the shock wave of the explosion went down, then it would have been substantially doused and absorbed by the ground, yet the shock wave went up and portside. They were targeting the driver," — said the source.

"If there were passengers inside, they might have survived the explosion. The calculation was to kill the driver, not to destroy the car" — he added.

According to the source, the forensic experts have already finalized examining the body of the journalist and concluded that the death was caused by the fatal injuries and rapid bleeding.

"The death was caused by rapid and extensive bleeding during the first 1—2 minutes after the explosion and by shell shock. The victim had no chances," — concluded the source.

The investigators are also examining the CCTV footage of the site. One of the CCTV cameras fixed the moment of planting the improvised explosive device inside the car that belonged to Olena Prytula, the Founding Editor of Ukrayinska Pravda. It happened late at night of July 19 to 20.

Pavlo Sheremet, the journalist of Ukrayinska Pravda was killed in the morning of July 20, after the car owned by Olena Prytula exploded at the crossing of Ivan Franko and Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Streets in Kyiv. Police and the special investigatory group is now considering six possible lines of enquiry in this assassination, including a plot to kill Olena Prytula.

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda

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