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EU Ambassador to Ukraine Urges Authorities to Conduct Swift Investigation into Murder of Pavel Sheremet

21.07.2017 17:01

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli on the anniversary of the murder of Pavel Sheremet calls on Ukrainian authorities to investigate this crime as soon as possible.

"On the day of this sad anniversary, I would like to once again call on Ukrainian authorities to conduct a swift and transparent investigation into this crime, allowing to identify the perpetrators and bring those responsible for this atrocity to justice", Mingarelli said.

In his opinion, Ukrainian civil society and media community lost one of its most talented and brave journalists.

"This tragedy still remains a source of sadness for his family and many of his friends and colleagues, who worked alongside Pavel Sheremet defending media freedom and the public interest across the region", the ambassador said.

As a reminder, Pavel Sheremet was blown up in a car downtown Kiev on the morning of July 20, 2016.

The Ukrainian authorities have not yet disclosed this crime and do not inform the public about the details of the investigation.