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Journalist Pavel Sheremet will be buried in Minsk on July 23

July 21, 11:58 UTC+3 KIEV
Pavel Sheremet, a renowned journalist, was killed in downtown Kiev on Wednesday’s morning
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KIEV, July 21. /TASS/. Renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet who was killed in a car bomb explosion on Wednesday will be buried on July 23 in Minsk, his colleagues Svetlana Kalinkina said on Thursday.

"Information about the funeral from Pavel’s mother. Last respects will be paid to him tomorrow in Kiev. In the evening, an aircraft will deliver Pasha to Minsk, to the Church of All Saints. He will be buried on Saturday," Kalinkina wrote on her Facebook page.

Sheremet’s mother said on Wednesday that Pavel would be buried at the Northern cemetery near his father’s grave.

Pavel Sheremet, a renowned journalist, was killed in downtown Kiev on Wednesday’s morning. The automobile that Sheremet was sitting in belonged to Yelena Pritula, head of Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper. However, she was not in the car at the time of the blast. The vehicle blew up at the corner of Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Ivan Franko streets. At this time, Kiev police have preliminarily classified this crime as premeditated murder.

Sheremet was born in Minsk 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 Ukrainskaya Pradva, as well as an anchorman on the Vesti radio.

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