A top Belarusian journalist has been killed, after a car bomb explosion in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
A car bomb explosion has killed a leading Belarusian journalist and Kremlin critic, Pavel Sheremet, in the Ukrainian capital city, Kiev.
Sheremet hosted a morning news show on Radio Vesti and reported for Ukrayinska Pravda, a popular news website.
The bomb reportedly went off as Sheremet, 44, was driving a car belonging to his partner, the website’s owner Olena Prytula.
Sheremet had lived in Kiev for five years, after quitting Russian TV because of alleged Kremlin pressure.
The Russian authorities accuse Ukrainian media of distorting news from eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are defying Kiev’s forces.
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry spokesman, Artem Shevchenko, called the car bombing “a brazen murder… aimed at destabilising the situation” in Ukraine.