KIEV, 21 Feb – RIA Novosti. Andriy Antonenko, a Ukrainian musician suspect in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, suggests he could be killed.
According to him, after a briefing with the participation of Rada deputies and their visit to the office of Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova, some restrictions on the conditions of imprisonment were removed from him.
According to Antonenko, there are two points in this decision, one of which is positive, “in which I would like to believe that this is the first step to justice … to liberation from the captivity of the Interior Ministry regime.”
“And the second is another trick of the same Ministry of Internal Affairs regime regarding my possible elimination physically. Since they do not want to admit their mistakes, and it is easy to hang all the dogs on the dead! So. I officially announce that: I have neither enemies, nor conflicts in SIZO. I do not use any alcohol or drugs (none). I watch my health, lead a healthy lifestyle, go in for sports. And, of course, I am not going to take my own life, because I am confident in my victory, “he wrote in his the letter that was posted on the Free Riff support page on Facebook.
In addition, Antonenko asks, if something happens to him, a number of people are to blame for his death, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova and a number of other people.
In December 2019, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that the National Police detained suspects in the murder of Sheremet. According to the investigation, at least five people were involved in it, among them participants in the military operation in Donbass. Three people were detained. The investigation named the destabilization of the socio-political situation in the country as the main version of the murder. Later, Antonenko's lawyer Leonid Maslov announced a change in the wording of the suspicion in the case, according to which the organizers of the murder are considered unidentified persons who acted for personal reasons. Later, the lawyer of the suspect Yana Dugar Nikolai Orekhovsky said that the pre-trial investigation into the murder of Sheremet had been completed.
Sheremet died on July 20, 2016 in Kiev in a car explosion. He worked for about 10 years on Russian television, including Channel One, for the last five years he lived in Kiev, worked in the Internet publication “Ukrainian Pravda”, as well as on “Radio Vesti”.