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FBI to join probe of Kiev journalist homicide — Poroshenko

July 20, 15:33 UTC+3 KIEV
The Ukrainian president has also asked Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin to enlist Europol in the investigation
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KIEV, July 20. /TASS/. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has agreed to assist Kiev in its murder investigation of renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the editor-in-chief of the Ukrainskaya Pravda online newspaper.

Following a phone conversation with the Ukrainian head of state, Sevgil Musayeva-Borovik stated that President Poroshenko had requested the assistance of the FBI in order to maintain the investigation’s transparency. Subsequently, the bureau agreed to join the probe.

Poroshenko has also asked Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin to enlist Europol in the investigation, she said.

Ukrainian police chief Khatia Dekanoidze said FBI investigators are due to arrive in Kiev on July 21 or 22.

Sheremet, who worked for Ukrainskaya Pravda was killed by in a car blast that shook central Kiev early Wednesday morning. Kiev police have preliminarily classified the crime as premeditated murder.

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