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Far-right radicals attack members of Opposition Platform - For Life political party during live broadcast

Source : 112 Ukraine

The intruders started pushing journalists, as well as invited guests - Tetiana Plachkova and Bohdan Hihanov
12:30, 25 August 2020

Far-right radicals attacked members of Opposition Platform - For Life political party during a live broadcast on Zik TV channel
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In Odesa, representatives of the National Corps far-right party attacked the film crew of Zik TV channel during its live broadcast on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine.

It should be noted that a group of the far-right attackers interrupted the broadcast and started pushing journalists, as well as invited guests - Tetiana Plachkova and Bohdan Hihanov. The intruders also damaged the equipment.

"What is happening now is fully, with tacit consent, coordinated by the Odesa authorities. This was done specifically to destabilize the situation in the city. Such arbitrariness and rampant nationalism are possible only with the maximum assistance of the Odesa authorities. The attack on us is a provocation on such an outstanding day for the country,” MP of the Odesa City Council of Opposition Platform - For Life political party Bohdan Hihanov emphasized.

"I and MP of the Odesa City Council Bohdan Hihanov were attacked by radicals of the National Corps during the online marathon dedicated to Independence Day of Ukraine that was aired by the ZIK TV channel. The actions of the municipal guard, which for some reason stood up for the radicals, deserve special attention! We will not allow and Odesa will not allow mayor Trukhanov to disrupt order in the city by conducting such actions!" MP of Opposition Platform - For Life political party Tetiana Plachkova claimed.

Related: MEP: European Parliament must condemn wave of violence by far right groups

As we reported earlier, Member of European Parliament Clare Daly sharply condemned the recent attacks by right-wing radicals in Ukraine.

"EU governments helped foster extreme nationalism in Ukraine to service a geopolitical agenda, and now neo-Nazis with government ties are beating up opponents and menacing civil society," she noted.

Related: PACE may investigate far-right extremism in Ukraine

 

 

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