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Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet deceased in the car blast in Kiev
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Police says an explosive device could have been placed in the vehicle

The journalist deceased in the car blast in Kyiv on Wednesday morning. The vehicle blew up in the downtown Ukrainian capital at about 7.45 a.m. The car belonged to Olena Prytula, Editor in Chief of the Ukrainska Pravda, famous outlet, reports.

Sheremet was on his way to the studio of Radio Vesti company, where he was supposed to host the radio program.

Pavlo Sheremet was a Belarusian journalist who was imprisoned by the government of Belarus in 1997, sparking an international incident between Belarus and Russia. The New York Times has described him as 'known for his crusading reports about political abuses in Belarus' and 'a thorn in the side of Lukashenko's autocratic government.'

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