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 Journalist Pavel Sheremet dies in car blast in downtown Kyiv. PHOTOS

On Wednesday morning, prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed as the car he drove exploded a few dozen meters from his house.

It happened at the corner of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi and Ivan Franko Streets in front of the McDonald's restaurant in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrainska Pravda.

This car belonged to Olena Prytula, the owner of Ukrainska Pravda news website, while she was not in the car. The explosion occurred at 7:45 a.m., after Sheremet drove just a few dozen meters.

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The police have arrived at the scene.

As at 8:50 a.m., National Police chief Khatia Dekanoidze was present at the site of tragedy.

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Over the past five years, Sheremet has lived in Kyiv, worked for Ukrainska Pravda and was a host at Vesti radio.

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