Prominent journalist killed in car bombing in Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent journalist was killed in a car bombing in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, on Wednesday, sending shockwaves through the Ukrainian journalist community that was shaped by the gruesome killing 16 years ago of the founder of the publication he worked for.
The country's top online news website Ukrainska Pravda said its journalist Pavel Sheremet died in an explosion early on Wednesday as he got into his car to drive to work to anchor a talk show on a local radio station.
It said the car was owned by its founding editor Olena Prytula, who was Sheremet's partner. Images from the scene showed the charred car stranded in the middle of a cobbled street. The Ukrainian president has ordered protection for Prytula, the interior ministry said.
Reports from Ukraine that female editor of Forbes Ukraine was attacked in a park
Editor of Forbes Ukraine attacked in Kyiv park
Journalist of the Ukrainian version of the Forbes magazine Maria Rydvan was attacked in the park of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
She wrote on her Facebook page that she was stabbed three times in the park, after which she received medical care in an emergency hospital. "In park for no apparent reason a man ran to me and stabbed me three times... It's all very strange," Rydvan wrote on Tuesday.
According to her, she was seriously wounded in the arm, "the cheek was only scratched." "It is not clear how much time it will take the arm to heal," Rydvan wrote.
The National Police branch in Kyiv told Interfax-Ukraine that this information is being verified.
Beyond the usual Twitter "Putin/Obama/the Pope" did it, there have been suggestions that the killing may have ties to Belorussia, due to the journalists pretty strong connections to opposition politics there.
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