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Ukrainian investigators are working on four lines of inquiry into journalist murder

Investigators are currently testing four possible motives behind the murder of prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv, however they do not give preference to any one of them, chief of criminal investigation department of the National Police of Ukraine Dmytro Holovin has said.
Ukrainian investigators are working on four lines of inquiry into journalist murder

“We are working on four lines if inquiry: personal relations of the deceased; his professional journalistic activity; destabilization of the situation in the city of Kyiv and in the whole country due to the death of a prominent journalist; the fourth, respectively, is that they might have missed the target, because the car was also used by his partner [Ukraiynska Pravda chief] Olena Prytula,” he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Holovin stressed that the investigators are probing all four motives and do not give any preference to any one of them.

It should be recalled that a well-known Ukrainian-Belarusian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in the explosion of a car in downtown of Ukraine’s capital on 20 July. The explosion occurred at 7:45 am of 20 July, when Sheremet was riding in the car in the center of Kyiv. The car belonged to Ukrainska Pravda head editor Olena Prytula, but she was not in the car at the time.