Poroshenko not satisfied with press situation in Ukraine

Дата: 16 September 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is dissatisfied with the press situation in Ukraine and has stated that the investigation into the murder of Pavel Sheremet is an important test for the law enforcement bodies of Ukraine.

The President said this, opening the plenary session of the 13th YES Annual Meeting, Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper reports.

Am I happy with the press situation? No! The President should not intervene in the attack on the Inter channel. It is unacceptable,” he said.

He also said he could not tolerate the murder of one of the leaders of “Ukrainska Pravda” Pavel Sheremet.

I cannot tolerate the murder of Pavel Sheremet, whom I knew personally,” he stressed.

What I can do is to call American partners and to invite the FBI agents that could help carry out an investigation, give the experts who could do all the search work and simply add transparency to this investigation,” he said.

“Of course, the problem is when a car with a journalist explodes in Kyiv city center – it is a terrorist act and it could happen in any country, but the Ukrainian President, the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian law enforcement authorities should show the effectiveness and transparency of the investigation,” he said.

“This is a very important test for the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine,” he stressed.

As reported, Pavel Sheremet was killed in car explosion in Kyiv on July 20.

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