The attorney general’s office, at the request of police investigators, extended the preliminary investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet by another two months – until June 12, 2020.
On this subject with reference to the prosecutor in the case Sergei Zuzak reports hromadske.
National police investigators have asked to extend the terms of the preliminary investigation into the suspicions of Yana Dugar, Yulia Kuzmenko and Andrei Antonenko, stressing the need for about 20 additional examinations and for further investigations.
According to the prosecutor, it is too early to send the case to court without it being finished. According to prosecutor Zuzak, the three suspects have now refused to pass the polygraph, and some of them for psychological and anthropological examinations.
At the same time, lawyers for the suspects Antonenko, Kuzmenko and Dugar objected to this petition, insisting that there was no evidence to refute the defense arguments and that the document itself been compiled in violation.
In addition, in the coming days, hearings should be held to extend the preventive measures to the suspects, which end in early April.
See also: Police ask to extend investigation period in Sheremet case: approximately 20 additional examinations
National police investigators were reported to have asked the Office of the Attorney General in February to extend the terms of the preliminary inquiry in the Sheremet case until June, but the then Attorney General, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, extended until April. He pointed out that so far there was not enough evidence in the case and that more work needed to be done.
Home Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov announced on December 12, 2019 the detention and the suspicion of the accused in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.
The investigation suspects doctor and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko, the nurse of one of the paratrooper battalions Yana Dugar and ATO veteran Andrei Antonenko.
Kuzmenko and Antonenko are now in prison. Dugar was elected as a preventive measure in the form of a house arrest at night.
Journalist Pavel Sheremet died on July 20, 2016 in Kiev following a car explosion.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru