The case of mass media: Poroshenko said that the ex-Sbushnika Ustimenko questioned on may 15
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that a former employee of the SBU Igor Ustimenko, who was seen near the house of Pavel Sheremet, the night before the murder of the journalist, questioned on Monday, may 15.
He said this at a press conference on the occasion of Europe Day, and of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime with the EU on Sunday, may 14.
In addition, the President stressed that all journalists can learn about questioning, they’ll know.
“I see t-shirts “Who killed Paul?” I want to Express my position on this issue,” he said.
“I was expecting better results and are not satisfied that the murderers still not brought to justice,” said Poroshenko and thanked journalists for investigation.
“The Chairman of the security Service of Ukraine… reported to me that Mr. Ustimenko, which was mentioned, resigned,” – said the President.
He stressed that Ustimenko fired “in April 2014, along with 2 thousands of security personnel after the revolution of dignity”.
Press conference Poroshenko. Video
“I want to emphasize that the investigation is conducted by the national police and the security Service of Ukraine will be most open to any investigation. I have been informed that on Monday (because we have the criminal procedure code provides three days of a message before you call in for questioning) Mr Ustimenko summoned for questioning and will be interrogated, and what may be known to the media, I’m sure you must know,” — said Poroshenko.
“For me it was shocking terrorist attack, a cynical murder. I approached a number of embassies. thank you to those who responded…My first steps is to attract the world’s best experts to investigate,” said Poroshenko, commenting on the murder of Pavel Sheremet and the investigation of this crime.
“We must join forces to investigate the murder Sheremet was effective. Consider that I’m with you in that shirt”, he concluded.
We will remind, on may 10, the Network appeared the film investigates the murder of the journalist “the Ukrainian truth” Pavel Sheremet. On the creation ribbon worked journalists of the project “Legacy.Info” and the international network of OCCRP.
During the investigation it turned out that the night before the murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet in front of his house was spotted by former or current employees of the SBU. He was recorded by surveillance cameras. He was present near the house of Sheremet at least a few hours – and on this night under the car of a journalist laid the explosives.
The reporters found that the man’s name is Igor Ustimenko. As of 2014 he was a member of the security Service of Ukraine.
Pavel Sheremet was killed in the center of Kiev 20 Jul 2016. The journalist was buried in Minsk. According to investigators, the attackers attached explosives to the underside of the car, at the wheel which was Sheremet. While the crime remains unsolved. In this regard, Human Rights Watch stated concern about the lack of results in the investigation of the murder of journalist and restriction of media freedom in Ukraine.
In February, law enforcement authorities reported about the investigation of the murder Sheremet. In particular, it was reported that the murder of a prominent Belarusian journalist , the attackers used anti-personnel mine mon-50. The investigation identified the priority version of the crime. In addition, the police noticed that during the investigation, was questioned 1,800 people, including more than 300 direct witnesses of the explosion, residents of homes in the area of the explosion.