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Surveillance video shows blast that killed Ukrainian journalist

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 00:50

CCTV footage emerges showing the blast that killed Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet on the streets of Kiev. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS NOTE: MUTE VIDEO ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: CCTV footage emerges showing the blast that killed Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet, Wednesday morning (July 20). The award-winning journalist working for the online investigative website Ukrayinska Pravda was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev, in what President Petro Poroshenko said was an attempt to destabilize Ukraine. Pavel Sheremet, a Belarussian known for his criticism of his home country's leadership and his friendship with the slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was driving to work in the car of the website's owner when it was blown up. The killing was a throwback to the days of violence against journalists that Ukraine, under a pro-Western leadership since the 2014 Maidan protests, hoped to have shed. "It seems to me this was done with one aim in mind - to destabilize the situation in the country, possibly ahead of further events," Poroshenko said in televised comments. He has asked experts from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to join the murder investigation in the interests of "maximum transparency." Earlier, senior Interior Ministry officials said they could not rule out Russian involvement in the murder.

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Surveillance video shows blast that killed Ukrainian journalist

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 00:50