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UN expresses outrage at the killing of renowned journalist in Ukraine

July 21, 6:04 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
"Our condolences go to his family. This attack is an outrage and it needs to be investigated fully," Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said
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UNITED NATIONS, July 21./TASS/. The United Nations Secretariat has condemned the killing of renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet in Ukraine and urges a thorough probe, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq told Tass on Wednesday.

"Our condolences go to his family. This attack is an outrage and it needs to be investigated fully," Farhan Haq said.

Pavel 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.·

Sheremet was born in Minsk (Belarus) 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 worked as a presenter in the weekly analytical program Vremya.

Since 2009 he worked as an editor for politics and society in the Ogonyok magazine.

For the past five years, Sheremet has lived in Kiev, working in the Ukrainskaya Pradva newspaper, as well as an anchorman on the Vesti radio.

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