Ukrainian police arrest suspects in journalist's 2016 murder
Ukraine's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago
KYIV, Ukraine -- Police in Ukraine have arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago, the country's interior minister said Thursday.
Arsen Avakov said the arrests follow a “difficult and persistent” investigation, but gave no further details.
Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in the center of Kiev on July 20, 2016. Ukrainian authorities have been criticized for their failure to track down the perpetrators.
Andrii Antonenko, a veteran of the fighting against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, said that he was one of those arrested. He wrote on Facebook that his apartment was being searched.
Another suspect is Iuliia Kuzmenko, a doctor, according to her lawyer, Vlad Dobosh.