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Sheremet Murder: Court Allows Access to Slain Journalist’s Safe-Deposit Box

Monday, 22 August 2016, 18:02

Pechersk District Court of Kyiv has allowed investigators to access the safe-deposit box of Pavel Sheremet, journalist of Ukrayinska Pravda who was killed by a car bomb in Kyiv on July, 20, 2016. The court order was published in the Unified State Register of Court Decisions.

Investigators were allowed to temporarily access documents and possessions which are protected by banking secrecy laws. The safe-deposit box is installed in Branch No. 39 of Sberbank of Russia located at Mazepa Street, 10, Kyiv.

Pavel Sheremet died on the morning of July 20, 2016 after his car, which was owned by the Founding Editor of Ukrayinska Pravda Olena Prytula, exploded. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko named the professional activity of Sheremet as the main motive of the assassination.


On July 22, mass media published a video of the alleged planting of the bomb which killed Sheremet.

On August 4, the investigators informed that some 500 witnesses were interviewed, footage from around 150 CCTV cameras was seized and over 140 TB of information were gathered. They also asked for help in finding witnesses in this case. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that police are ready to pay ₴200,000 for any information in the Sheremet case that leads to solving the crime.

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda