Journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in car bomb in Kiev

Photo: Alexandra Mudrats/TASS

Well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet has been killed in central Kiev, the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper reported on Wednesday, TASS reports.

According to the publication, “On Wednesday morning, well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bomb explosion. The car belonged to the Ukrainskaya Pravda head Yelena Pritula, but she was not in the car, the report says.

The car in which Sheremet was riding exploded at the corner of Bogdan Kmelnitsky and Ivan Franko streets.

Pavel Sheremet was born in Minsk on November 28, 1971. In 1998, he took a job as a special correspondent of the Novosti program on Russia’s ORT TV channel and in January 1999 took the post of the managing editor of the Russian and foreign bureau of the TV channel’s information programs. He was the presenter of the weekly analytical program Vremya. Since 2009 he was editor of the politics and society in the Ogonyok magazine.

For the past five years, Sheremet had been staying in Kiev, working for Ukrainskaya Pradva and Vesti radio.

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