Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said ”significant progress” has been made in the investigation into the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car blast in Kyiv, where he lived, but the information is not public, according to a UNIAN correspondent.
”There is no information about the Sheremet case that can be made public. We`ve made significant progress in the investigation, but it cannot be disclosed to the public,” Lutsenko announced at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.
Sheremet was killed in a car explosion in the center of Kyiv on July 20. Police are probing his death as a deliberate homicide.
The U.S. FBI is engaged in the investigation and its laboratories have taken samples of the chemicals used in the improvised explosive device planted under the journalist`s car.
More than 500 witnesses have already been interviewed in the Sheremet case.
Investigators are probing four theories behind the murder: professional activity, hostile private relations or personal motives, Russian angle (destabilization in Ukraine) or an attempt on the life of Ukrayinska Pravda founding editor Olena Prytula, who was Sheremet`s partner and also used the same car.