The investigation of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet has not established to the crime of the hallmarks of a terrorist act. This is stated in the explanations that the Prosecutor General’s office provided in response to the editor of “the Ukrainian truth” Alyona Pritula.
“The subjective side of a crime under article 258 of the criminal code (“terrorist act” – ed.) involves a violation of public security, intimidate the population, provocation of the military conflict, international complications, the impact on decision making or the Commission or omission of action by public authorities”, – said the Prosecutor’s office.
The Department argued that such indications have not been established neither at the time of registration production or two years later.
The investigation also called the power of the explosive device – from 350 to 700 grams of TNT is “relatively minor for hitting many targets.”
“Mounting method of the device, the orientation of the blast wave and its submunitions exclusively in the interior of the car (the driver seat) eliminate the possibility of hitting other persons”, – stated in the explanations.
In the GPU say their staff for the supervision of SBU also have not established grounds for qualification the murder as a terrorist attack. At the same time, the Ministry assured that the Prosecutor, which is the procedural head in the case and two investigators of the national police are exempt from other investigations to focus on the murder investigation Sheremet.
The requirement Prytula to recognize her victim in the case, the Prosecutor’s office responded that “the rights and obligations of the victim arise from the moment of submission of a statement of offence or statements of attraction as a victim.”
“Such a statement from Olena Prytula (20.07.2017), and also mother of journalist Sheremet Lyudmila Stanislavovna and daughter Elizabeth (21.07.2017) is received by investigators of the national police. After the statements of all the victims were issued a reminder about procedural rights and obligations of the victim, which are their signatures”, – noted in Prosecutor’s office.
As reported, the wife of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in the center of Kiev two years ago, appealed to the Pechersky district court against the inaction of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko.
As a reminder, Pavel Sheremet, was killed July 20, 2016 in Kiev. The car in which he was riding was blown up.
As of July 2018 in the investigation of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet has conducted more than 20 various examinations, some of which are still ongoing. The results of the work at the moment, the investigators developed four versions of the murder Sheremet: professional activities, personal hostility, destabilization of the situation in the country, as well as incorrect attack – the car, which exploded Sheremet, belonged to the editor of the edition “the Ukrainian truth” Alyona Pritula.
The national police said that the investigation established the person involved in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet in 2016, and continues to work on its identification.