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Medvedko cannot be murderer of journalist Oles Buzyna - Defence

Medvedko cannot be murderer of journalist Oles Buzyna - DefenceThe defense lawyer of the suspects in the murder of journalist Oles Buzyna, Andriy Fedur, has said that more than one person was involved in the killing of the journalist, and therefore it cannot be Andriy Medvedko, who is charged with the murder.

"I have found clear evidence that Oles Buzyna was killed by more than one person and at least two people were shooting. Two different types of firearms were used. And if this was so, then these are certainly not Medvedko and Polischuk, because the [investigators'] theory behind their charges is that the only person who was shooting was Medvedko," he said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday.

As reported, Buzyna was killed in the yard of an apartment block where he lived in Kyiv on April 16. Kyiv residents, Andriy Medvedko and Denys Polischuk, are suspects in the case.

The pre-trial inquiry into the case still continues. The two suspects say they are not guilty.

Meanwhile, on May 13, 2016, Buzyna's mother Valentyna Buzyna at a meeting with members of the Opposition Bloc asked them to help in the investigation of her son's murder.

According to her, despite the best efforts of the lawyer, her written request to the U.S. ambassador, the investigation in this case has not moved a bit.

"The actions of the Ukrainian authorities show their reluctance to punish the murderers. The investigation has been unlawfully suspended and the suspects have been released from custody. Both have an obvious connection with the government agencies - one served in the Interior Ministry, and the other in the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the mother of the murdered journalist said in her letter.
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