A journalist working for the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper, who was killed in a car blast earlier today, and his significant other had complained of being followed, according to Novaya Gazeta, citing the couple’s close friends.
The car being used by Pavlo Sheremet belonged to Olena Prytula, his common-law wife and the owner of Ukrainska Pravda, according to his friends, Unian reports.
Ms Prytula was not in the car at the time of the explosion, according to the report.
Police have tentatively ruled the incident a homicide.
Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the blast occurred due to an explosive device. 'This is murder,' he said.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Counselor to Ukraine’s Interior Minister releases a preliminary report on the explosive device that killed Pavlo Sheremet.