The Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko said that the suspect in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, Andrey Antonenko during the search found a half anti-personnel mine mon-50. This model mines, according to the investigation, and was blown up by a car Sheremet.

“Some time before the search Antonenko has called his friend and asked him to make some “green x-Nude”. Immediately operational officers and investigators searched for possible locations of the subject. This item was half of the real military mines mon-50″, – Gerashchenko told reporters on Thursday in Kyiv.

He added that half of the Soviet anti-personnel mine mon-50 was manufactured by an improvised explosive device, which blew up the car of a journalist Sheremet.

According to the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs, at the moment there is expertise taken from Antonenko half of the explosive device. The investigation is trying to determine whether the murder weapon Sheremet and found half the parts of a mine mon-50.

“Today, we cannot say whether the seized half of the mon-50 mines the attitude of the explosion Pavel Sheremet, but we have a lot of questions, because not every citizen has access to such devices. We are talking about a military mine, and not the layout, according to some activists, trying to confuse the public,” – said Gerashchenko.

He also noted that the investigation would be very much interested in the question, where exactly is the second half of the mines, some of which withdrew from Antonenko.

As reported, on the morning of 20 July 2016 in the center of Kiev was blown up the car of the head of the Internet edition “Ukrainian truth” Alyona Pritula, which was Sheremet. The journalist died on the spot soon after the explosion.

12 December 2019, the police conducted a number of searches and reported suspicion of a number of defendants in the case. On the same day, a briefing was held with the participation of the leadership of the national police, the interior Ministry and President Vladimir Zelensky, which was partially disclosed the interim results of the investigation and the names of the suspects in the murder Sheremet.

The murder Sheremet nominated three persons: the military nurse Yana, Dugar, volunteer and children’s vascular surgeon Julia Kuzmenko, as well as a musician and veteran of the anti-terrorist operation Andrei Antonenko, all of them are detained. Wife Vlad and Inna Gryshchenko also members of the ATU were arrested on another case, but are defendants in murder cases Sheremet.

Deputy head of the National police, the head of the criminal police Eugene Koval stated that the main motive Sheremet was an attempt to destabilize the socio-political situation in the country.