STRASBOURG (QHA) -

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe considers the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet an attack on media freedom, PACE President Pedro Agramunt shared his opinion via Twitter.

“Murder of Pavel Sheremet: deplorable attack on media freedom and safety of journalists.  Full investigation needed to bring responsible to justice,” he wrote.

The PACE President also expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

On July 20, at 7.45 am, Pavel Sheremet - working as a journalist in Ukrainska Pravda edition and as an anchorman on Radio.Vesti – was killed in a car explosion at the intersection of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Ivan Franko Streets in Kyiv.

The car belonged to Olena Prytula, the owner of Ukrainska Pravda, but she was not inside the vehicle.

According to preliminary version, the explosion was caused by a bomb.

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