Poroshenko said that he does not know who killed the journalist Sheremet

© RIA Novostimoscow the murder of Pavel Sheremet in Kiev. Archival photoPoroshenko said that he does not know who killed the journalist Sheremet© RIA Novosti

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he does not know, who in the summer of 2016 killed journalist Pavel Sheremet, but he is ready to do everything possible to solve the crime.

«I don’t know who killed Pavel Sheremet, but I hurt like you do. And you know, I differ from the former (President — ed.)? I’m going to do with you everything possible to ensure that we do not have any closed part in the investigation of the murder of the journalist», — said Poroshenko at a press conference on Wednesday.

The President added that he had met with relatives of mass media and journalists the Internet-editions «the Ukrainian truth», where he worked.

«Give any investigator from any country in the world, and I will do my best to introduce him to the investigative team… Maybe it will increase the chances, maybe it will increase the trust. You don’t like it. It is your right. Look for another who will do it better. But I’m not an investigator. I have to create the conditions in order to protect, including Ukrainians, to create conditions so that the investigation took place as transparently as possible and objectively», — said Poroshenko.

Previously the founder and owner of the online publication «Ukrainian truth», the civil wife of Sheremet, Olena Prytula demanded from the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko to reclassify the criminal case about murder of the journalist under article «terrorist act». Now the Ukrainian law enforcers are conducting the investigation under the article «premeditated murder».

The journalist died on the 20th of July 2016 in Kiev as a result of the car bomb. He’s about ten years worked on Russian television, including on the First channel, the last five years lived in Kiev, worked in the Internet edition «Ukrainian truth», and «Radio News».

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