Ukraine

Pavel Sheremet

20 July 2016

The 44-year-old journalist who worked for Ukrainska Pravda, an independent news site, was killed in car explosion in central Kiev. Media reports quoted Ukrainian officials as saying that the explosion was set off remotely. Sheremet, a Russian national but originally from Belarus, worked for several years at Ukrainska Pravda, whose founder Georgiy Gongadze was also killed in 2000. The newspaper's editor told the French news agency AFP that he thought Sheremet was killed for his "professional activity."

He had also worked for Russia's state Obshestvennoye Televideniye, or Public Television, a channel set up in 2013, but resigned in 2014 in protest at Russia's stance towards Ukraine, AFP added.

Source: AFP