Pavel Sheremet, a Belarusian journalist who had been working in Ukraine for the past five years at news site Ukrainska Pravda and at Radio Vesti, died on July 20, 2016 in a car bombing in Kiev. He was driving to work in the car of his partner, Ukrainska Pravda founding editor Olena Prytula, at approximately 7:45 a.m. when the bomb exploded as the vehicle travelled through an intersection. Sheremet was alone in the car at the time. According to new reports, he and Prytula had previously complained to friends about being watched. While both investigative journalists used the vehicle, the explosion took place at a time of day that Sheremet routinely travelled to Radio Vesti. An outspoken critic of Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian politics – and a longtime contributor to independent media in all three countries – Sheremet repeatedly faced intimidation for his work.