As reported by Censor.NET citing LB.UA, this was said by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Vadym Troian.
"Today we have at least two versions in the murder of Sheremet suggesting the involvement of foreign secret services of the neighboring countries which we are now at war with," he said.
Troian also commented on the statement by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who earlier said that it were the Russian authorities who could have masterminded assassination of the well-known journalist in order to destabilize the situation in Ukraine.
"My theory suggests that the imperial Russia led by its dictator Putin will stop at nothing to destabilize our country, including by means of terrorist attacks on influential journalists, foreigners, etc. I do not rule out that this is the case with the murder of Sheremet," Avakov said.
"It's true. I confirm this version and this fact. The minister is right: the Russian trace is one of the key versions proved by most of the evidence," the deputy interior minister said.
Asked a follow-up question whether Sheremet's murder was connected with his professional activities, he said: "I think the investigation will definitely link the incident to the professional activity, because he was in opposition to both the Russian and the Belarusian presidents. Such versions will be no longer excluded."
The prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bombing in downtown Kyiv on Wednesday morning, July 20. According to witnesses, the explosion occurred when Sheremet stopped at an exit to a main road.
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