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The interior Ministry of Ukraine Sheremet called one of the toughest in the history of the country

Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said that the murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet - one of the hardest in the country's history, as it was preparing thorough, and considers that this is not the case of Minister of internal Affairs Avakov.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that he had not proposed to the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov to resign, but intends to meet with him. In may on a press-conferences in Kiev the head of state declared that Avakov is a "powerful Minister", and his responsibility - the case of the journalist Pavel Sheremet.

"What is the main purpose of the investigation Sheremet? To set all involved up to the customers... the Fact Sheremet – one of the most difficult in Ukraine's history because it was prepared very carefully... the task of the police to find the perpetrators, the task of the prosecution is to avoid prosecution of the innocent. Therefore, the case of Sheremet is not the case Avakov, the case in which there is a group of police, about 15 people," - said Gerashchenko in an interview with "RBC-Ukraine".

According to him, the murder was well thought out - all were without telephones, face hidden, was the exploration of the route walked was thought out escape routes. "During the investigation Sheremet were studied lots of versions, tracked people, watching them, checking their gait and so on", - said Gerashchenko.

In December 2019, the head of the interior Ministry of Ukraine said that Netpolice detained suspects in the murder Sheremet. According to investigators, were involved at least five people, among them participants of military operations in the Donbass. Three people were detained. The basic version of murder the consequence called destabilizing the socio-political situation in the country. Later, the lawyer of one of the suspects, Andrei Antonenko, Leonid Maslov informed of the change in the wording of suspicion in the case, according to which the organizers of the murder are considered unidentified individuals who acted for personal reasons. Later the lawyer of the suspect Jana Dugar Nikolay Orekhov said that the pre-trial investigation into the murder Sheremeta completed.

Sheremet died July 20, 2016 in Kiev as a result of the car bomb. He's about 10 years working 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".