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An investigator examines the site of a burnt-out car where the well known journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed when a car he was driving exploded on July 20 in Kyiv.

Journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car explosion in Kyiv on the morning of July 20, reported Ukrainska Pravda, the popular online news outlet for which Sheremet worked.

The car exploded when Sheremet was driving it at 7.45 a.m. in the central part of Kyiv, on the corner of Ivan Franko and Bohdan Khmelnytskiy Streets. The car belonged to Olena Prytula, a founding editor of Ukrainska Pravda.

Sheremet, 44, was a Belarusian journalist and TV host who has long been working outside of Belarus. He previously worked in Russia as TV host and journalist before moving to Kyiv around five years ago.

Sheremet hosted a morning show on Radio Vesti. According to the radio’s website, the journalist was heading to the radio’s office to host his show when the car exploded.

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